Toddler who was murdered two and a half years ago has finally been put to rest

22 month old Eve Leatherland, was in her home when she was beaten and drugged by her mother’s partner in 2017.

A young toddler who was murdered in Cornwall, England has finally been laid to rest after a two-and-a-half year wait.

Eve Leatherland was just 22 months old when she was beaten and drugged by her mother’s boyfriend at her home.

Eve’s family have finally had the chance to say goodbye to the little girl at her funeral in Cornwall, organised by her heartbroken father.

In a beautiful tribute posted online Dean wrote: “Too good for this world.

“We all know they needed a princess in heaven and heaven got the best there is. You my princess will always be my princess but remember one thing.. if one day you find your prince just remember I’m daddy and your my princess.

“I love you more than you’ll ever know and today we lay you to sleep in your forever bed I love you night night my angel xxxxx you kept the sun shining all day.”

Her little pink coffin was taken to the church in a carriage pulled by four stunning white horses.

Dean said he had to fight to bring his little girl home because he had to obtain the necessary legal permissions.

Eve’s mother Abigail Leatherland, met evil Tom Curd online before moving in together with her two younger children.

In a two-week trail at Truro Crown Court, the jury were told how Curd used to beat Eve, who had suffered 12 fractured ribs and 2 skull fractures days before she died.

Eve, was drugged with codeine before she was airlifted to hospital, 5th October 2017, but it is believed that the young child had died hours before asking for help.

The judge told Eve’s mother, Abigail that she  did not take any steps to protect her daughter and had failed her.

Curd, 31 was given a life sentence and will be made to serve 20 years minimum in prison.

Abigail Leatherland, 26 was sentenced to three and a half years for failing to protect the death of her child.

 

 

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