Man receives exemplary 20 year sentence for murder of baby daughter

The regional court in České Budějovice has handed a 25-year-old man, found guilty of murdering his two-month-old daughter last year, an exemplary sentence of 20 years behind bars. The defendant in the case admitted to hitting the baby once but denied taking further actions. However, an autopsy revealed intentional and additional brutality that left the infant beyond the help of emergency workers. The incident took place last December 31, after the man had an argument with his partner. Both parents, the authorities said, were users of marijuana and the Czech methamphetamine known as pervetin.

Author: Jan Velinger