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At least 17 years jail for daughters murder.

December 15, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

A man has been jailed for at least 17 years for the “callous and cruel” murder of his 11-week-old daughter Tahani Mahomed. Azees Mahomed, 31, received the mandatory sentence of life imprisonment but will serve a higher minimum sentence of 17 years because of serious aggravating factors.

He was also sentenced on two counts of causing Tahani grievous bodily harm to five years jail on each charge, to be served concurrently with the life sentence. A five year term for failing to provide the necessaries of life, to be served concurrently, was also imposed.

His wife Tabbasum Mahomed, 26, was jailed for four years for failing to provide the necessaries of life. She was not charged with murder. The parents were found guilty after a 12 day trial in November.

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  1. December 15, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    So… wow… 17 years is higher than a life sentence? I’m confused.
    Is this normal there? A 17 year sentence for murder? Is it because the victim was “only” an infant? How disgusting. And sad…

  2. December 15, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Life with a 17 year non-parole period. This is actually comparatively high for murder in New Zealand, the usual non-parole period for murder is 12 years.

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