Compare these 2 cases of child abuse – and the response


Father jailed for killing two-year-old girl
A man who killed his daughter three weeks before her third birthday has been jailed for six years and nine months. Kefu Ikamanu was found guilty in the High Court at Auckland in August on charges of manslaughter and causing grievous bodily harm after he threw his daughter, Seini Ikamanu, against a wall and then stomped on her.


US mum gets 99 years for beating two-year-old
A US mother who brutally beat her two-year-old daughter and glued her hands to a wall has been sentenced to 99 years in prison — more than double the 45-year sentence prosecutors sought. Dallas mother Elizabeth Escalona, 23, pleaded guilty to felony injury to a child in July but her mother and sister had asked the court for leniency.