Marine Guilty Of Manslaughter In Baby's Death

An Onslow County jury deliberated all day to find a Cherry Point Marine guilty of involuntary manslaughter. The victim was the man's infant son.

Hassan Saeidifar was standing trial for murder, but just before 5:00 p.m. jurors came back with the lesser guilty verdict of manslaughter. They also found him not guilty on a child abuse charge.

The three month old baby died at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in 2007 after being taken off life support.

Police said they believed the baby died from Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Saeidifar received a 16 to 20 month sentence.


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  • by mandy on Aug 10, 2009 at 07:29 AM
    so . . .it's ok now to shake babies to death?
  • by disgusted Location: washington on Aug 8, 2009 at 05:34 AM
    I just want to know what right someone has to kill babies? Bring back eye for an eye. Shake that man til his brain is jelly.
  • by Mike Location: Richlands on Aug 7, 2009 at 10:29 PM
    How can someone be guilty of manslaughter, but not be guilty of child abuse. Seems to me that if the child died, then that is the most severe form of abuse you could commit.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Aug 7, 2009 at 03:38 PM
    Our justice systen has gone to hell........
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