A two-year-old girl suffered 101 injuries after being killed by her stepfather. He accused the family dog of pushing him down the stairs and went on trial for murder today. The girl was murdered on July 21, 2020.
Lola James After being assaulted by her mother’s boyfriend, she suffered a catastrophic brain injury. Kyle Bevan, 31, at his Pembrokeshire home. The accused is in custody.
mother, Sinead James, 30, told police Lola was sleeping when she suffered a series of horrific injuries, saying Bevan had no reason to believe she would harm him. The woman is also charged with causing or incapacitating his death.
According to the court, James failed to protect his daughter when he allowed Bevan into his home.. Lola died four months after moving on from a “frenzied and very violent attack”.
Lola James was beaten to death by her father.
Doctors at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff found 101 superficial wounds on Lola “His little body is covered in bruises and burns on his skin.”
He suffered extensive damage to all of his retinas, as well as a catastrophic brain injury, and died four days later. At the age of two years and nine months.
Prosecutor Caroline Rees Casey said Bevan searched the internet for information about ‘children with head injuries and unconsciousness’ on the morning of the alleged attack on July 17, 2020.
He took photos and video of Lola’s swollen head after the injuries. But the inquest was told he waited almost an hour to raise the alarm at the family’s home in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.
Lola’s mother, Sinead James, also charged.
Swansea Crown Court heard mother James knew her boyfriend had a “vicious and violent temper” but chose to “prioritize her relationship with him over the physical safety of her own daughter”.
Ms Rees said: ‘Although Kyle Bevan is not biologically Lola’s father, we are saying that he should be trusted as an adult in her home to do her no harm.’
“We say she abused that trust very badly. We also say Lola had to rely on her own mother to protect her from harm and physical danger.”
Kyle Bevan, the 31-year-old killer.
According to the indictment, Sinead James seriously breached her duty to her daughter.’ The court heard that Bevan carried out internet searches at 6.32am and told her mother Alison Bevan to wait until 7.28am to call an ambulance.
“The prosecution says Kyle Bevan needed those hours to make up lies to protect himself. And an excuse for how this boy could be alive and in such a precarious position when he was alone with her.
He needed time to cover his tracks. When paramedics arrived, they found Lola undressed and wet, and Lola badly injured.
Lola James had more than 100 injuries.
He was unconscious, he was still gasping for breath, and his head and face were swollen. Bruises were found on Lola’s forehead. Kyle Bevan kept trying to explain things Blaming the family dog for pushing Lola down the stairs.
“The prosecution says it was a deliberate lie to cover up his guilt.”
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