10 Aug 2012

Girl's condition described by paramedics

1:01 pm on 10 August 2012

A jury in the case of a man accused of murdering his daughter has heard the child flopped like a rag doll while she was treated by paramedics.

Kefu Ikamanu is on trial at the High Court in Auckland, charged with the murder of his daughter, Seini, aged three years, in 2010.

He is accused of picking her up by her right arm, causing her shoulder to break, and throwing her at a wall before stomping on her pelvis.

The court heard from three ambulance officers who said they arrived at the house to find Seini's mother wiping blood from her mouth.

They said she told them Seini was bleeding because the accused put something in her mouth to keep her airway open and had broken her tooth.

Seini was taken to hospital that night and died eight months later.