Baby killer gets 25-year sentence

Western Cape Social Development has welcomed the sentencing of the 25-year-old father.

The 25-year prison sentence was handed down to an Atlantis man for killing his two-year-old. Picture: RSC Inc.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz says the 25-year prison sentence handed down to an Atlantis man for killing his two-year-old should serve as a strong message to other parents.

John Hendricks (25) was sentenced in the Western Cape High Court on Thursday.

Hendricks repeatedly flung his son to the ground because he was angry at him for soiling his nappy.

Fritz has welcomed the sentence.

"This sends a strong message to parents that, apart from thinking they can get away with murder, they are now being held accountable. Any form of child abuse will not be tolerated."