A MAN who brutally battered his partner’s 18-month-old toddler son to death has been jailed for more than 27 years.
A jury at Sevilla Provincial Court found Ezequiel TR guilty of continually maltreating and eventually murdering the defenceless child.
They had heard that on April 23, 2016, the guilty man took the 18-month-old to his room when he started crying. As he would not stop, the murderer grabbed him by the arms and brutally shook him, then hit his head three times against a flat surface.
The child died a few hours later.
Now Ezequiel TR has been jailed for a total of 27 years, seven months and 15 days at a sentencing hearing.
The victim’s mother has been imprisoned for four years, seven months and 15 days after being found guilty of mistreating both the toddler and her elder son, who was three years old at the time.
The man was sentenced to 23 years in prison for murder, four years for two offences of habitual mistreatment, and to seven months and 15 days’ imprisonment for another offence of mistreatment within the family.
In addition, the convicted will have to compensate the surviving child €130,000 for the death of his brother and another €2,000 for ill-treatment.
The children’s mother, Isabel RM, was sentenced for two crimes of habitual abuse. She has also had custody of the child removed from her and an exclusion order put in place.
In the trial, the jury had heard that both defendants frequently assaulted the eldest son “by way of physical punishment.” The evidence showed that he would be hit around the head with an open hand. He would also be showered in cold water as a punishment and locked in a room with no light. If he continued crying they would enter and beat him.
As far as the murdered child is concerned, prosecutors said he was constantly assaulted with blows and pinches to the head, arms, legs and buttocks as punishment for crying.