Father sentenced to five years for shaking and killing infant son

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.

By
November 6, 2014 15:23
1 minute read.
Newborn baby

Newborn baby [Illustrative]. (photo credit: INIMAGE)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

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.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


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.

Even after the sentencing, there remains a ban on publishing the names of the victims or the parents.

Ahead of the father’s conviction, the state had argued that there was evidence that the shaking caused the death, but that it was unintentional even though the father had intentionally committed acts of violence against the baby who died.

Police began investigating the case after the babies were found to have bone fractures believed to be consistent with “shaken baby” syndrome. Such incidents are typically caused by frustrated parents trying to quiet their babies and not harm them.



 

Related Content

AFTER LOSING to Australia in the quarterfinals, Israel fell 10-9 last night to Japan at the FIL Worl
July 20, 2018
Host Israel edged by Japan, to battle for 7th at Lacrosse Worlds

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF