State to indict father in 'shaking twins' affair

July 24, 2012 17:51


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The Ministry of Justice released a statement on Tuesday that it would seek to indict the father for manslaughter, but not the mother in the "shaking twins" affair which allegedly led to the death of one four month old baby and injuries to another in January.

There is a ban on publishing names of the victims or the parents under investigation.

The state said that after examining the case, it has sufficient evidence that the father shook the two twins and that his shaking of the twins led to the death of one of the twins.

The state said it will argue that the death was caused unintentionally, but that the father did intentionally commit acts of violence against the baby who died and that those acts of violence did cause the baby's death, making a manslaughter charge appropriate.

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