Foetus kicker sent to prison

Taranaki Daily News 14 May 2011

A man who kicked his pregnant partner in the stomach “like a rugby ball” screaming he wanted to kill the baby has been sent to jail. Toani Mark James, 24, appeared in the New Plymouth District Court yesterday to be sentenced on charges of wounding with intent, assault with intent to injure and breaking a protection order. Judge Allan Roberts said James was a recidivist violent offender who had numerous convictions for assaulting his partner. …James was sentenced to two years in prison and given a first strike warning.