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24 June 2017, 06:18
27 year-old Chevaze McGregor pleaded guilty to killing the 2 year-old boy at an earlier hearing
He's been jailed for life with a minimum of 21 years for killing his partner's son Jeremiah Regis- Ngaujah at his Wednesfield home last November..
The 2 year-old died from a blow to the stomach after McGregor abused him for months; biting him and fracturing his skull.
His mum, 26 year-old Sindyann Regis, pleaded guilty to allowing the death of her son and got 40 months.
A previous hearing was told Jeremiah suffered more than 100 separate injuries, including an adult-sized bite mark which aroused the suspicions of medics.
In police interviews, the court heard, McGregor, who claimed not to remember hitting Jeremiah around the head, produced a letter in which he stated:
"Sindyann does not discipline him so it must be me.
"The job of the parent is to correct. God gave us pain so we know to do the right thing."
Concluding her summary of the events leading up to the death, Miss Howes told the court:
"This is a case of a callous, sustained regime of brutality against a defenceless two-year-old in his own home.
"Jeremiah was left broken and battered with life-threatening injuries and as his life ebbed away moment by agonising moment, Chevaze McGregor stood by and watched, knowing full well what he had done."
Jeremiah's dad was in court to see his son's killer jailed - and described the toddler as happy and cheerful with an infectious smile.
In a statement read into the court record by the Crown counsel Sally Howes QC, Sahr Ngaujah said: "Although I did not have an active part in his life due to circumstances beyond my control, I still loved him as a father.
"He was my beautiful boy with his whole life ahead of him.
"I had many hopes and dreams for Jeremiah.
"I will never know what Jeremiah may have become as a young man. I know that he loved to laugh and already at such a young age, he loved to sing and dance. He loved it if you sung to him and would join in.
"Losing your child is hard enough to deal with, but losing them to murder is just inconceivable.''