Evil boyfriend murdered lover’s tragic two-year-old toddler who he beat with his fists, a belt and a rod ‘to toughen him up’
AN evil boyfriend murdered his lover’s baby son who he beat with a belt and a rod to “toughen him up”, leaving him with a catalogue of over 100 savage injuries.
Little Jeremiah Regis-Ngawah died after a brutal blow to his stomach from his mum’s cruel boyfriend Chevaze Sanches McGregor.
The two-year-old was had suffered a catalogue of injuries, including a fractured skull and ribs, injuries to his arms and legs and a bite mark to his chest.
McGregor, 30, of Wednesfield used physical punishment to “toughen up” Jeremiah, including beating him with fists, a belt and a rod, Birmingham Crown Court heard.
Cops believe the fatal blow was made several days before his death, leaving him in agony before he was eventually rushed to hospital.
Doctors who examined the toddler became suspicious of the injuries and other marks covering his body and police were called.
Jeremiah’s mother and partner were arrested and later charged in connection with his death.
A post-mortem showed Jeremiah died from peritonitis – inflammation of the stomach lining – as a result of blunt force trauma to his abdomen.
Cruel McGregor is facing jail after admitting Jeremiah’s murder.
His mum Sindyann Regis has already pleaded to allowing the death of her son and both will be sentenced at a later date.
Detective Inspector Warren Hines, from the force’s homicide team, said: “The death of one so young is always tragic, but it’s horrifying to think of the amount of violence and suffering this child must have endured in the hands of someone he should have been able to trust.
“McGregor was a controlling, manipulative and violent individual. He believed in chastising children physically and used a belt, a rod and his fists to cause the terrible injuries to Jeremiah.
“We believe the fatal assault was inflicted a couple of days before and Jeremiah was left in agony until he succumbed to peritonitis.
“Evidence shows that Jeremiah had defensive wounds to his hands and arms, which shows he tried to shield himself from the beatings.”