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PostSubject: Couple Guilty Of Killing Three-Year-Old Boy   Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:22 pm

A couple who inflicted more than 70 injuries on a three-year-old boy have been found guilty of his murder.

Ryan Lovell-Hancox suffered a brain haemorrhage brought on by up to 10 blows to his head when it hit a floor or wall.

Experts said his injuries were similar to those suffered by a road accident victim.

The toddler was in the care of Kayley Boleyn, 19, and her boyfriend Christopher Taylor, 25.

When Ryan's mother Amy Hancox said she was struggling to cope, her long time friend Boleyn offered to help.

She was paid £20-£40 a week to look after Ryan in the run up to Christmas 2008, so Amy could decorate her home

Christopher Taylor and Kayley Boleyn were paid to look after Ryan

On December 22, Boleyn ran to a neighbour in Bilston, Wolverhampton, and asked him to dial 999.

She told him Ryan had slipped in the bath and hit his head.

After calling the emergency services he went to Boleyn's flat to help.

"There was a baby lying on the bed naked with scratches on his face and his eyes were like foaming, it was a pretty traumatic sight to see," Adrian Mitchel said.

"I stuck my fingers in his mouth and pulled his tongue out and rubbed his back until air came out. He burped and I waited for the ambulance to come."

But when doctors saw the extent of Ryan's injuries, they knew they could not have been caused by a simple fall and they contacted police.

A few days later Ryan suffered a cardiac arrest and died in hospital, on Christmas Eve

Wolverhampton Crown Court heard how the couple had humiliated and degraded the child.

He was made to lick spilt soup from the floor and they shouted at him so loudly that he wet himself.

Police believe a friction burn to his nose was caused by his face being rubbed into his own urine on the carpet.

Ryan's mother insists Boleyn had been a trusted friend and that she had no idea the pair had been abusing her son.

"I have followed this trial and I have held my head up high," Amy Hancox said.

"Not only were Taylor and Boleyn on trial but I, myself, was made to feel I was on trial.

"My crime was naivety... since December 24, 2008, I have suffered agonising depression, self loathing, tremendous guilt and loneliness."

The jury were told that there had been an opportunity to save Ryan.

Just hours before he was taken to hospital, a housing officer had called at Boleyn's flat.

She had seen the child's legs poking out from under a duvet and heard him moaning.

But she thought he was simply waking up, and ignored the incident.

Wolverhampton City Council said Boleyn was being monitored by an independent organisation contracted to run aftercare support for them.

They have launched a serious case review to examine what lessons might be learned from Ryan's death.

In a statement read outside the court Ryan's mother and father said they would like to express their satisfaction with the verdicts and asked to be given time to rebuild their lives.

Police said what happened to the toddler was "astonishingly cruel", and that it might never be known why the pair subjected Ryan to his terrible ordeal.

"Boleyn and Taylor chose to lie," DCI Graeme Squire from West Midlands Police said.

"They lied in police interviews and blamed each other, and we still don't know the exact version of events."

The pair will be sentenced later this year

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PostSubject: Re: Couple Guilty Of Killing Three-Year-Old Boy   Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:45 am

Sick, Sick, Sick

Thats all iv goto say ohh and bring back the death penalty
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PostSubject: Re: Couple Guilty Of Killing Three-Year-Old Boy   Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:08 am

Quote :
Police said what happened to the toddler was "astonishingly cruel", and
that it might never be known why the pair subjected Ryan to his terrible

'Why?' implies the possibility for valid reason, of which there is none...
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PostSubject: Re: Couple Guilty Of Killing Three-Year-Old Boy   Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:15 pm

How many more kids have got to die?

You'd think in this day and age we would be able to do something more to prevent it wouldn't you?

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