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Father found guilty of 11-week-old's murder.

A South Auckland man accused of starving, beating and finally killing his 11-week-old daughter has been found guilty of murder. The 12 day trial for Azees Mahomed, 31, and his wife Tabbasum Mahomed, 26, came to a close at Auckland’s High Court yesterday morning. The six-woman and five-man jury deliberated for five hours before returning the unanimous verdicts this morning.

The couple’s daughter, 11-week-old Tahani Mahomed, died in Auckland’s Starship Hospital on New Years Day, 2008, after she arrived at Middlemore Hospital on December 28, 2007, with severe head injuries. Azees Mahomed was found guilty of murdering Tahani.

The jury also found him guilty of two charges of grievous bodily harm – which relate to breaking his daughter’s leg and giving her a head injury so severe it caused brain damage between October 7 and December 26, 2007 – and one count of failing to provide the necessaries of life. Tabbasum Mahomed was found guilty of one charge of failing to provide the necessaries of life.

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