A man who killed his girlfriend’s 17-week old baby, now imprisoned for eight and a half years.
Jesse Vinaccia, 26, was discovered guilty of child homicide in June after he shook 17-week-old Kaleb in January 2016 while his girlfriend was at work.
Kaleb died in hospital from severe bleeding of the brain on January 30, a week after Vinaccia found the child unresponsive in his cot.
Ms. Baylis-Clarke previously told the court being a mother without a child to nurture is so empty.
She said in a statement, “I don’t get to see him grow up, never get to hear him call me mum or tell me he loves me.”
The young mother previously confessed that she still battling grief and had suicidal thoughts. She left Vinaccia the day Kaleb was dead.
Justice Michael Croucher accepted that Vinaccia was remorseful, citing footage of a police interview in which he seems like a totally broken man. He understands he has done something terrible.
He said in a statement, “I don’t think I’ve seen a person as distressed as he was in the interview in my time.”
Defense lawyer Glenn Casement portrayed Vinaccia as a young man who will always feel guilty of what’s occurred for the remainder of his days.
Vinaccia was imprisoned for eight-and-a-half years with a non-parole period of at least five-and-a-half years on Monday.