Troy Louis Stuart Solomon
An Auckland man who bashed his five-month-old daughter to death has been sentenced to 17 years without parole.
Entrance to the High Court in Auckland
Troy Louis Stuart Solomon has been found guilty of killing his baby daughter, Aaliyah, in 2014 while he was meant to be looking after her alone in his home.
In the High Court in Auckland this morning, Solomon sat with his eyes closed as the judge described how Aaliyah was killed.
Just before midday on 7 August he had called 111, saying his daughter had swallowed water in the bath tub and was unconscious.
He was given instructions on how to perform CPR and, when ambulance staff arrived, attempts were made to resuscitate her but she died a little while later. Staff noted she had a large bruise on her head.
They also found the water in the bath was only two inches deep and no water was spilled on the floor, or the nearby table.
His partner of six years was out shopping at the time with his eldest daughter and he was looking after Aaliyah and his stepson at home.
Speaking to police, Solomon said he had gone to check on his son while his daughter was in the bath and she had drowned.
But a post-mortem examination found Aaliyah had no water in her lungs and suffered a severe blow to her head and a fractured spine.
A medical expert later told the court her injuries showed she was likely swung by her leg and made impact with a hard surface.
Date of Birth
1991 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Three Strikes Status
Aaliyah Izabella Betty Solomon (5 months)
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Troy Louis Stuart Solomon Sentencing Notes
OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|19-07-2016||Sentencing||High Court Auckland||Murder||07-08-2014||Life Imprisonment||▼|