A Bay of Plenty man who killed his two-year-old daughter while under the influence of methamphetamine has been sentenced to a minimum jail term of 17 years.
Aaron Izett, 39, caused serious serious injuries to Nevaeh Ager at Little Waihi near Maketu in March 2019.
Justice Gordon told Izett the injuries he inflicted on his daughter reflected the brutality of multiple assaults on most parts of her body.
Nevaeh died from drowning after Izett weighed her down with rocks in the estuary.
Justice Gordon said Izett's drug use and not his mental condition at the time was the driving force in killing his daughter.
The toddler's naked body was found by police on the tidal flats in the estuary.
More to come.