SHAH ALAM : "You were swayed by your evil feeling to the extent of beating a 10-month-old baby to death...what you did was unacceptable."
These are the words of Shah Alam High Court Judge Datuk Abdul Halim Aman when passing down an 18-year jail sentence on a lorry driver who had caused the death of his nephew three years ago.
Abdul Halim said the court viewed the offence committed by Arman Tarlin, 34, seriously, as his action had caused the lost of an innocent live.
"I don't understand how something like that could happen?...what kind of lessons did you expect the 10-month-old child to learn from you? For a six-year-old (child), maybe we can say it (beating) is to instill good values, but this victim was not even a year old.
"What happened on that day was beyond our knowledge and only you (the accused) knew. You should have used your sanity...babies will only cry if they are hungry or sick, but in whatever situation, never let go of your anger on them," he said.
Abdul Halim also ordered Arman to serve the sentence from the date of his arrest on Dec 7, 2013.
The accused pleaded guilty to causing the death of Muhammad Amsyar Hadiff Abdullah at a house at No 101, Lot 4363