A WAGGA man was this week desperately canvassing signatures for a petition to keep the Young man who killed his seven-month-old son behind bars.
Ex-boxer Christopher Hoerler faced the state parole board yesterday after he was jailed 10 years ago for the manslaughter of Jordan Anderson-Smith.
The baby had each of his toes crushed by the clamp of a small desk fan and was hit so hard his bottom teeth went through the roof of his mouth.
Jordan died by choking on his own vomit and suffered fractured ribs, a lacerated liver and a bruised pancreas.
Hoerler, who at the time of the attack was unemployed, was convicted and charged with manslaughter and jailed for 11 years, which was later increased to 14 years and four months after a trial initiated by the Chief Prosecution in 2004 found the full extent of baby Jordan’s injuries.
Yesterday’s parole board decision could have found Hoerler eligible for parole on July 4 - the earliest parole elibibility date of a 14 years and four month sentence.
Jordan’s father Cecil Smith and uncle Darcy Smith launched the online petition last weekend in a bid to deny Hoerler parole and ordered to serve his full sentence which expires on February 4, 2016.
The petition was intended to pressure the NSW Parole Board to look at the circumstances of the crime when they considered parole for the convicted child killer.
“It’s to protect the community from a monster,” Mr Smith said.
“My son was an innocent, defenceless baby, there’s got to be something wrong with a person to do something like that,” he said.
The petition had secured 3940 signatures when it was sent to the state parole board at 4pm on Tuesday afternoon.