Baby Wade's parents sentenced
Marisa Rudman and Nolan Schoeman were sentenced to 10 and 11 years respectively.
PRETORIA - The North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday found Marissa Rudman and Nolan Schoeman showed no remorse after killing their two month old son.
They were sentenced to 10 and 11 years respectively for the 2009 crime.
Judge Cynthia Pretorius ruled she could not impose the maximum sentence of 15 years because she found significant mitigating circumstances.
The judge said Rudman and Schoeman both testified that they could not understand how baby Wade sustained his extensive injuries.
She said this illustrated they showed no remorse.
The two month old boy suffered severe head injuries, two broken arms and had 22 fractures to his ribs.
Pretorius further dismissed claims that Rudman suffered from battered woman syndrome because she continued to live with Schoeman after they were arrested for baby Wade's murder.
The judge did however consider that the pair had troubled childhoods and that at the time of the murder, they were unemployed.
Rudman and Schoeman also had a drug habit.
These factors were considered in mitigation of sentence.