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Man gets 12 years for killing daughter.

Jaymie Haddock

Jaymie Haddock

A Waikato man found guilty of the manslaughter of his three-month-old daughter in 2005 has been jailed for 12 years. In sentencing Joshua Woodcock in the High Court at Rotorua today, Justice Edwin Wylie said the then 19-year-old had committed the ultimate breach of trust by killing his own child, Sarah Haddock-Woodcock. “You failed her in the worst possible way.”

The infant died as a result of injuries inflicted on her at her Putaruru home, sometime in the week or fortnight leading up to March 12, 2005, the day she died. Justice Wylie said the infant’s injuries could have only been caused by considerable force. Although no weapon was involved much of the offending had been brutal.

The infant’s mother Jaymie Haddock, was jailed for 2 1/2 years in 2007 for wilfully neglecting her. She was in court for her former partner’s sentencing, weeping throughout most of it.

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