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An 11-week-old girl has died of injuries allegedly inflicted by her own father.

The infant was admitted to the Royal Hobart Hospital on Sunday with critical injuries but, despite the best efforts of intensive care staff, has sadly died overnight.

The child’s father, who can’t be named, faced the Magistrates Court earlier this week on three counts of criminal code assault on his daughter.

The 36-year-old from Newnham in Tasmania didn’t enter a plea and was remanded in custody to reappear on March 9.

The accused is now likely to face upgraded charges. Police allege he struck and pinched the baby as well as punching his wife and strangling her.

“The matter has been referred to the Coroner and a coronial case has been opened,” said Acting Inspector Bob Baker.

Our sympathies to the family.

More details to come.

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  • Such a sad situation. Family violence at its worse when a poor defenseless baby loses her life :-(

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  • Such a sad sad situation. That darling little, defenceless child…..killed by her own dad. Tragic that it happened, even more so that the mother thought it was ok to have children with this man. She didn’t have the courage to leave….and this is how it ends

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  • no that is really sad you know! that poor baby, didn’t deserve that crap! poor little thing!

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  • Tragic. Domestic violence is too commonplace. RIP little one.

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  • What is the world coming to? If these people are classed as human, then I’m ashamed of being associated with this species.

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  • Disgusting.May he rot he’ll. Thoughts are with her family

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  • Why does this keep happening?

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  • A tragic story. So sad that this little girl suffered this fate. Disgusted that it may have been at the hand of a man who was supposed to keep her safe.

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  • Poor little angel :-( This is so awful!! How can someone hurt their own child like this!!??

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  • A dreadful story and tragedy.

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  • Son of a b….! That poor family! :'(

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  • Poor little angel. I hope he rots in jail

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  • Oh this is truly devastating. As my own little man turns 12 weeks today I look at him in shock, so sad for that baby girl his age, and what she went through. Oh my god that poor little baby must have been suffering. Shattered.

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  • It is becoming more and more difficult to understand why these horrific acts of domestic violence are occurring and how to stop it.

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  • I don’t understand why anyone would do something so horrific. Makes no sense at all. RIP little one.

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