Vile text messages an ice-addict father sent before he brutally beat his daughter, two, so she suffered brain damage, saying: ‘I feel like terrifying her’
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- Robinvale man arrested after assaulting his daughter with horrific injuries
- Two-year-old likely needs lifelong care after brain injury from the attack
- Court heard child stopped eating, smiling at father after a week of drug use
A drug-using father who brutally beat his two-year-old daughter sent sick text messages before and after hurting her so badly she needs “lifetime care,” a court has heard.
The Victoria area man texted his partner that he felt like thrashing the toddler before a relative found the toddler with troubling injuries.
Mildura County Court heard the man’s assault on his own child has left the little girl with a “widespread brain injury” that will require lifelong care. The Herald Sun reported.
The toddler’s mother had arranged for the man, from Robinvale, to help her by looking after the child as she needed support.
The mother told Victorian police that the child was healthy when she left the house.
This is one of the ominous messages a father allegedly sent his partner about his two-year-old daughter
Man pleaded guilty to charges of reckless injury and possession of meth and cannabis, a Melbourne newspaper reported
The court heard that father was taking methamphetamine and cannabis while caring for his daughter and became enraged when she stopped eating and smiling at him after a week with him.
After the barbaric attack on the child, he was arrested and pleaded guilty in court to charges of reckless injury, possession of methamphetamine and cannabis, the Herald Sun reported.
The court heard that the man admitted assault in a text message to his father while his child was in hospital
Prior to the assault, the man sent ominous messages to his partner, the court was told.
In the message, the man said he would return the “stupid” and “stupid” child and go to Melbourne because his mental state could cause him to hurt someone.
The vile lyrics included calling his own daughter a “stupid bastard”, complaining that she wouldn’t eat and that he would “fill her poxy mouth and hold it” [food] there for hours.”
Another text stated, “I feel like knocking the bastard out of the c***.”
He also claimed that the child was “a dead weight” and the reports indicated that he was angry, the child was happy with other people but not with him.
After the toddler was taken to hospital, the man reportedly texted his own father, admitting that he had “floated” someone and was “out of control,” the court also heard.
Mildura County Court heard man allegedly beat his own two-year-old girl so brutally that she suffered ‘widespread brain injury’
The Robinvale man was arrested and pleaded guilty in court to charges of reckless injury, possession of methamphetamine and cannabis
The child was found unresponsive and pale by a family member and paramedics performed CPR on her for several minutes.
The court reportedly heard from a forensic pediatrician, who outlined the child’s serious injuries.
Those include injuries to her spine and lacerations to her liver.
A date for the sentence was set and the names of the victim and her mother were withheld by the court.