Hall of Shame – Deaths since Anti-smacking law was passed

(And this doesn’t include the countless children who are beaten and abused almost to death – for example. )

1. 16 month old Sachin Dhani June 2007
2. 28-year-old woman charged with murdering a newborn baby found dead in the backyard of a Te Mome Road property in Alicetown – June 2007
3. 22-month-old Tyla-Maree Darryl Flynn June 2007
4. 3 year old Nia Glassie July 2007
5. Ten-month-old Jyniah Mary Te Awa September 2007 Manurewa
6. Two-month-old Tahani Mahomed December 2007 Otahuhu 
7. 3 year old Dylan Hohepa Tonga Rimoni April 2008 Drury
8. A 27-year-old Dunedin mother of five admitted infanticide. On May 26 she lost control, banged the baby’s head repeatedly against the couch, choked her, then threw her on the bed and covered her with a blanket. May 2008
9. 7-year-old Duwayne Toetu Taote Pailegutu. July 2008
10.  16-month old Riley Justin Osborne (Kerikeri) boy Dec 2008|
11. Three-year-old Cherish Tahuri-Wright (Marton) Feb 2009
12. Five-week-old Jayrhis Ian Te Koha Lock-Tata (Taupo) Mar 2009
13. One-year-old Trent James Matthews – aka Michael Matthews Jun 2009
14. Two-year-old Jacqui Peterson-Davis Kaitaia Aug 09
15. 3 year old Kash McKinnon Palmerston North 19 Aug 2009
16. Baby death arrest Green Bay 26 Aug 2009
An 18 year-old woman will appear in the Waitakere District Court today where she will be charged with concealing the dead body of a child.   
17. 22 month old Hail-Sage McClutchie Morrinsville 27 Sep 2009 
18. Toddler Karl Perigo-Check Junior Wanganui 25 Oct 2009
19. Death 18 Feb 2010
A 29-year-old mother faces a murder charge for leaving her baby in a bath
20. Death Infanticide 18 Feb 2010 
Police investigating the death of a baby who was found at a Christchurch address yesterday are looking for the child’s mother.
21. 6 months old Cezar Taylor Mangere East July 2010
22. Death 6 Oct 2010
Investigation continues at a Wellington house where a newborn baby’s body was found buried yesterday
23. 3 year old Seini Unaloto IKAMANU 24 March 2010 (died 7 Dec 2010)
24. Death 8 Dec 2010
A 27-year-old woman has been charged with the murder of a newborn baby after an incident in Christchurch overnight
25. 5-year-old Napier girl found dead in her bed. 24-year-old man charged 21 Dec 2010

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2 comments for “Hall of Shame – Deaths since Anti-smacking law was passed

  1. 22 December 2010 at 1:20 pm

    The jury seemed to think Sachin Dhani’s death was an accident.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/2308206/Not-guilty-verdict-in-baby-murder-trial

  2. Bob
    22 December 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I think the issue is similar to the Kahui case. They can’t pin down who did it – but still child abuse

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