Victorian Man Jailed For Killing Girlfriend's Baby While She Was At Work
A Victorian man who killed his girlfriend's baby boy has been sentenced to eight-and-a-half-years' jail.
Jesse Vinaccia, 26, was found guilty of child homicide in June after he shook or manhandled 17-week-old Kaleb in January 2016 while his then-girlfriend was at work.
Vinaccia had moved in with young mother Erin Baylis-Clarke and her newborn only a few weeks before the incident.
Kaleb died in hospital from severe bleeding of the brain on January 30, a week after Vinaccia found the child unresponsive in his cot.
After the baby's death, he told police he had "put him down in the cot a bit hard" after arguing with the boy's father via Facebook.
Vinaccia on Monday was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years' jail with a non-parole period of at least five-and-a-half years.