Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dad on trial for assaulting 4-month-old son, causing extensive brain injuries (New Zealand)

So we have an adult male who had a "relationship" with a teenage girl, a girl whom he had assaulted "on several occasions" even when she was pregnant.

Why wasn't dad ROBERT HAAMI BOYNTON in jail? Instead we give a violent sexual predator who targets young girls access to a 4-month-old infant. So anybody with half a brain would know what happened next.

Daddy couldn't "cope" with normal infant crying, so he bashed the baby into a hard surface of some sort and/or he violently shook him. Either way it's assault. And now we have a baby with extensive brain injuries because Daddy's rights are SOOOO much more important than anybody else's rights to safety, security, and bodily integrity. 


Father on trial over boy's brain injuries

By Abigail Hartevelt - Daily Post | Tuesday, August 28, 2012 17:37

An infant suffered extensive brain injuries after his father either shook him or slammed him on to a surface, the High Court at Rotorua has been told.

Robert Haami Boynton, 39, from Matahi Valley, is on trial accused of wounding his 4-month-old son with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, a charge each of assaulting the child with intent to injure and assaulting the child.

 He has also pleaded not guilty to one charge of assaulting his former partner with intent to injure, two charges of assaulting her and one charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The offending is alleged to have been committed between October 1, 2009 and May 18 last year at Whakatane, Matahi Valley, Rotoiti, Nukuhou and Auckland.

 Boynton has pleaded guilty to one charge of assaulting his former partner.

Tauranga Crown Solicitor Greg Hollister-Jones told the court today that Boynton had been in a relationship with 16-year-old Ngarangi Wickliffe since late 2009 and assaulted her on several occasions, including while she was pregnant with Boynton's child.

 Mr Hollister-Jones said Ms Wickliffe suffered several black eyes and a bloody nose at the hands of Boynton.

On January 2 last year, Ms Wickliffe gave birth to a boy.

The Crown alleges Boynton started assaulting his infant son because he couldn't cope with him crying.

 In a brief opening statement Boynton's lawyer, Tony Rickard-Simms, said Boynton was no angel but denied assaulting his child and the other assaults on his former partner.

The trial before Justice Ailsa Duffy is expected to take two weeks.