Saturday, February 1, 2014

Dad who repeatedly abused daughter released on parole (New Zealand)

We've reported on this father before. He repeatedly abused his infant daughter, causing multiple fractures, and then didn't seek medical care. Total coddling of an abusive father. Dad is identified as JAMES ROBERT HALL.

Father released on parole

7:45 AM Friday Jan 31, 2014

A Hastings man sentenced to two years and five months' jail after breaking his daughter's legs has been released on parole after serving just over a year of his sentence.

James Robert Hall, 21, was jailed as a result of a rare Solicitor-General's appeal against the original sentence of 12 months' home detention.

The original sentence was imposed by Justice Mary Peters in the High Court in Napier on August 13, while the appeal was later heard by three judges in Wellington.

Hall admitted causing harm to the child and later pleaded guilty to one charge of causing grievous bodily harm on March 20, 2011, with intent to injure, and a charge of causing grievous bodily harm with reckless disregard for his daughter's safety, representing older injuries.

Earlier reports said a Parole Board decision this month said Hall had "worked hard" to address the issues which led to "his very sad offending".