Man Who Brutally Assaulted 2-Year-Old And Murdered Her Jailed For 44 Years
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Sydney man Mohammed Khazma who brutally assaulted and murdered his new girlfriend's two-year-old daughter has been jailed for at least 33 years.
Mohammed Khazma was found guilty in March of murdering the two-year-old girl in December 2016 after a jury rejected his claim that her mother was the culprit.
The 25-year-old was also found guilty of two counts of assault causing actual bodily harm by burning the toddler with a cigarette lighter and slamming her head into a wall in the lead-up to her death.
Justice Elizabeth Fullerton in the NSW Supreme Court on Friday jailed Khazma for 44 years with a non-parole period of 33 years.
The judge said she was satisfied Khazma was responsible for most of the child's 114 injuries, "deriving some perverse pleasure from the pain the child will inevitably have suffered" when he burnt her repeatedly including on her genitals.
Khazma's sentence was backdated to December 2016 meaning he'll be eligible for release in December 2049.