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Sentencing hearing to be held for man convicted in death of baby daughter

Ashiqur Rahman heads from Nova Scotia Supreme Court during closing arguments in his manslaughter trial in Halifax on Monday, April 23, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
August 07, 2012 - 4:00 AM

HALIFAX - A sentencing hearing will be held today in Nova Scotia Supreme Court for a Halifax man convicted in the death of his baby daughter.

Judge Felix Cacchione found Ashiqur Rahman guilty of manslaughter and aggravated assault in June.

Cacchione found that the new father slapped, shook and tossed the infant after becoming frustrated by a series of business failures and the cries of his child.

Cacchione had said that Rahman, who's in his late 20s, had little interest in his new baby and was solely focused on starting an online business in Canada after moving here from Bangladesh.

Rahman had pleaded not guilty to both charges in the death of seven-week-old Aurora Breakthrough in July 2009.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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