High Court rejects appeal by Valis, convicted of beating baby son to death
By JPOST.COM STAFF, ETGAR LEFKOVITS
September 1, 2009 10:56
The High Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by Yisrael Valis, a 19-year-old haredi man who was convicted of beating his three-month-old son to death.
The young father had appealed against the manslaughter verdict and the six-year jail term to which he was sentenced.
Valis was convicted of repeatedly biting, beating, pinching and punching the infant from birth because he "did not accept him" due to a congenital defect in the child's neck muscles.
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