Father sentenced to five years for shaking and killing infant son

November 6, 2014 15:18

A man convicted of shaking his four-month old twins, killing one and badly injuring another, was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday by the Tel Aviv District Court.

In September the father was convicted of manslaughter and causing physical harm for shaking the twins in January 2012. The mother was not indicted for the incident and was found to not have bene home at the time.The parents had claimed that the twin died of a rare genetic disease but the court ruled that the twins suffered from internal injuries caused by shaking.

The prosecution also said that medical experts who examined the injuries determined that they were not the result of a one-time incident, rather, that the father repeatedly used shaking to quiet the infants.


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