A magistrate has found Gaurav Endlay guilty of assaulting his pregnant wife in Chudleigh in September, dismissing claims by the victim that the assault never happened.
Endlay, 40, appeared in the Launceston Magistrates Court on Thursday following a series of court hearings late last year.
He was found guilty of committing an assault on September 30 in which he choked his wife Parul Bhatt and punched her nose while sitting on either her chest or stomach, and guilty of emotional abuse or intimidation.
Endlay - who a coroner last year found was responsible for his own baby's death - was acquitted of the second assault charge, relating to an incident in Reedy Marsh in either February or March, as Magistrate Simon Brown found the allegation could not be corroborated.
During the hearing, family friend Anne-Margaret Cann told the court of arriving back at her Deloraine home on October 1 to find Ms Bhatt at her front door. Ms Bhatt told her of the assault and showed her injuries, and then told a friend of Ms Cann.
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Ms Bhatt also made a statutory declaration to police.
But while giving evidence to the court, Ms Bhatt backtracked on her claims and told the court they were a result of her being angry and "not in a stable state of mind".
The prosecution alleged Ms Bhatt had changed her account due to concerns about her visa status, and after being coached by Endlay's father from India at his direction.
A phone call between Endlay and his father - recorded from prison - was relied upon as evidence to suggest Ms Bhatt had been coerced as a witness.
Mr Brown said he was satisfied that the phone call contained evidence as to why Ms Bhatt had changed her account of events.
"I am satisfied that those do tend to prove that she gave evidence with a motivation to mislead the court," he said.
"I have found that she did precisely that."
Mr Brown said Ms Bhatt had "virtually no credibility at all" as a witness, while he was "particularly impressed" with the evidence of Ms Cann.
"At the end of the day I am also satisfied that the statutory declaration which was admitted into evidence, that is the statutory declaration made by the complainant on October 2 of last year, was true and accurate in so far as it relates to the events of September 30th," he said.
Endlay was last year convicted of assaulting his former wife and mother of his deceased daughter.
Endlay will remain in custody until he is sentenced on February 3.