Thursday, August 12, 2010

Life sentence for dad who strangled 8-year-old son with pair of blue jeans (Suva, Fiji)

The fathers right's movement "woe is me" line has truly gone international. Dad MAHENDRA SHARMA has been convicted of murdering his 8-year-old son, strangling him with a pair of blue jeans. The excuses made for him? The poor dear was "not allowed" to see his sons from his first marriage, and only had "limited rights" to see the son from the second marriage (the one he killed). Okay, geniuses. You think that maybe in retrospect there was good reason this POS was kept from the kids? Ponder that for a while.

Life sentence for father who strangled son
Thursday, August 12, 2010

Taken from / By: FBC News

A father who strangled his 8 year old son to death using the young boy’s jeans has been sentenced to life in prison.

46 year old Mahendra Sharma pleaded guilty to murder at the Suva High Court after killing his son Siddhartha Sharma on July 13th, 2009.

The court heard that Sharma took his son to Waidroka in Navua where he used the boy’s pair of jeans to suffocate him.

In his ruling Acting High Court Judge Salesi Temo said Siddharta pleaded for help, but to no avail and died a few minutes later. Sharma then attempted suicide, but didn’t succeed.

The Court noted that Sharma was a troubled man – he was divorced twice and not allowed to see his three sons from the first marriage and had limited rights to see Siddhartha – his son from his second marriage.

After Sharma heard that Siddhartha’s mother had re-married and moved to New Zealand leaving their son behind he decided to kill the boy and himself to end his turmoil.

Judge Temo told Sharma that no matter what pressures there are in life, it is no excuse as a parent to take the life of a child.

Sharma is to serve a minimum of 13 years in prison without parole.

Report by : Elenoa Osborne