Friday, October 18, 2013

Dad gets 25 years for abduction, murder of 2-year-old son (Capetown, South Africa)

Fathers do not kidnap their kids because they want quality parenting time. In most cases, the objective is to punish the mother. Because these are short-tempered, violent, abusive guys, children often become collateral damage. This poor little boy was murdered for soiling his diapers.

Dad is identified as JOHN HENDRICKS.

Killer dad gets 25 years

Lauren Isaacs | a day ago

CAPE TOWN - An Atlantis man who was found guilty of murdering his two-year-old son has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars.

John Hendricks was convicted of murder, kidnapping, assault and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm in the Western Cape High Court.

He killed his son in 2011.

Hendricks flung his son to the ground three times because he was angry at him for soiling his nappy.

The child suffered convulsions and died several days later.

The 25-year-old stared blankly at the judge as he handed down the sentence.

His grandmother was in court to support him.

She said she was relieved the ordeal had finally come to an end.

Meanwhile, Social Development MEC Albert Fritz says his department welcomes the 25 year sentence.

Fritz says this should serve as a strong message to other parents guilty of child abuse.

“We welcome the 25 year sentence that was given to this father. I think this sends a very strong message to parents that any form of child abuse will not be tolerated.”