Brisbane child killer eligible for parole

December 04, 2017

Rick Cataldo is eligible for parole after being sentenced for the manslaughter of his daughter.

A father who bashed his infant daughter to death is due to be sentenced in the Brisbane Supreme Court for her manslaughter.

Rick Cataldo inflicted severe head injuries on baby Lily Rain Cataldo in April 2012 then told the child's mother not to take her to hospital. She died nine days later.

Cataldo, 29, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and is due to be sentenced by Justice Debra Mullins on Monday.

His lawyer Craig Eberhardt told the court last week that Cataldo felt "genuinely guilty and ashamed" of the behaviour that led to the death of daughter, who was just 57 days old.

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