A MELBOURNE man who killed his girlfriend’s baby because he thought she was sleeping with the drug deal has been sentenced to 25 years in jail.
31-year-old Paul Ta-Vuong killed the baby boy just a week after his birthday in May of 2013 while his girlfriend was out buying drugs and took too long to return.
Victorian Supreme Court Justice Karin Emerton on Thursday sentenced Ta-Vuong to 25 years in jail with a non-parole period of 20 years.
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Justice Emerton described the child’s murder as brutal, and a gross breach of trust.
An autopsy found he had multiple skull fractures, a lacerated liver and broken ribs.
Ta-Vuong told police the injuries were the result of him holding the baby and slipping in the bathroom.
It was also revealed in court that Ta-Vuong told a fellow inmate that he suspected his girlfriend of sleeping with the dealer.