A Polish mother and her boyfriend have been found guilty of murdering the woman’s 4-year-old boy in Coventry, central England, in a case that has shocked the UK.
Magdalena Luczak, 27, and Mariusz Krezolek, 34 (a wanted criminal in Poland), will be sentenced by Birmingham Crown Court on Friday.
The court heard how the couple had progressively starved 4-year-old Daniel Pelka, subjecting him to mental and physical abuse.
The boy died in March 2012, following a severe blow to the head from Krezolek, after which the child was left in a tiny room without light for over 24 hours.
“It was a callous and wretched murder,” said Detective Inspector Chris Hanson outside court yesterday, after the two had been sentenced, as cited by The Daily Telegraph.
“They showed him no compassion, no care and not an ounce of kindness. After a savage beating they left him, starving, locked in a room in the dark to die on his own.”
The couple claimed over several months that the 4-year-old had an eating disorder, insisting that the child should not be fed at school in Coventry. The pair gave him one meal a day, but regularly beat him and forced him to eat salt.
Detective Hanson said there was “no evidence” of an eating disorder. Starvation led to the child weighing just over a stone and a half at the time of his death, and coroners found numerous injuries.
It has emerged this week that Krezolek had been a wanted criminal in Poland, and it is likewise understood that he was evicted from the army for attacking a fellow recruit.
Meanwhile, besides a police investigation, a review is being carried out by the Coventry Safeguarding Children Board, as to how the boy’s deterioration was allowed to occur under the eyes of the authorities.
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They are, of course, both psychopaths. Psychopaths are not real people but just biological robots. All the teachers involved are to blame. They should all be fired and they should be forbidden to teach in any school whatsoever. Teachers, because of their profession, should know if only a little psychology. They don’t know any. Also doctors and social workers involved should be taken into account. The whole school should be closed down, as it poses an indirect danger to similar future occurrences. They will not learn. They never do. But at least it’s highly necessary for all the teachers of the school involved to be fired and forbidden to teach in ANY school.