Father who shot his daughter at close range was dealing cannabis.
Man who shot 2-year-old daughter had shotgun to protect drug stash
Stuff co.nz 30 November 2018
Family First Comment: The tragedy of drugs. All drugs. Don’t legalise.
The Auckland father who shot his 2-year-old daughter at close range with a shotgun has had six months added to his sentence for dealing cannabis.
And a judge found the shotgun was at his Māngere house as “protection against being ripped off” by other drug dealers or consumers.
Gustav Otto Sanft is currently serving a sentence of four years and four months for the June 2016 manslaughter of his daughter Amokura Daniels-Sanft.
He was holding the shotgun at close range when it fired, shattering her skull.
Sanft was found guilty of manslaughter following a trial at the High Court in Auckland in July 2017.
But the jurors who heard the case were never told that police found an ice cream container of cannabis and $200 cash at Sanft’s property.
The cannabis was packaged as 40 tinnies and ready for the market.
On Friday, Judge David McNaughton added the six months to Sanft’s sentence for one charge of possession of cannabis for supply.
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