Stuff co.nz 16 December 2019
Family First Comment: “Frater had 39 previous convictions and had served multiple jail terms. Ten of those convictions were for family violence, including assault with a weapon and threatening to kill in 2016, but none for harm against children. He started using drugs from 18, and was taking cannabis almost daily at the time of Bella’s death, the judge said.”
Legalising cannabis will increase the risk to children.
Read more: https://saynopetodope.org.nz/family-violence-child-abuse/
The mother of a child who died in their home did not go to court to see the killer sent to jail, believing she would not be able to cope.
That killer, 26-year-old Nicho Caleb Fraser, had a long history of family violence before he fatally threw eight-month-old Bella Richardson.
He also tried to conceal his offending, which put suspicion on the baby’s mother.
Frater was jailed for five years in the High Court in Whanganui on Monday for the manslaughter of Bella.
Frater was 23 years old when he killed Bella on November 7, 2016, in a moment of frustration in their Hackett St, Whanganui, home.
Frater said in a pre-sentence report he was using methamphetamine at the time, and he killed Bella while coming down.
READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/118216176/nicho-frater-jailed-for-killing-8monthold-bella-richardson