In a shocking story from the UK, Darren Newton was convicted of murder and child cruelty in the death of 15-month-old Charlie Hunt. Newton abused the child, his girlfriend’s son, over six months, recording his actions with his cell phone and giving the video clips titles like, “Happy Slap.” A jury took 40 minutes to convict him.
Read Slapped to death on TheSun.co.uk. And, be sure to read the sidebar story, I wasn’t great as a mum. The girlfriend, apparently, had already lost custody of two older children.
In Newton’s testimony during the trial, he claimed that he “didn’t enjoy” beating the child. Yeah, right.
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