By Imran Khan • 15 March 2023 • 19:05
Toddler suffered 101 horrific injures while she was allegedly murdered by mother´s boyfriend
Image: Dyfed Powys Police
A horrific case where a two-year-old toddler was allegedly murdered by her mother´s boyfriend in the UK revealed that she suffered from 101 injuries.
The extent of the injured was presented to the jury during the hearing of the alleged murder Lola James, who died at the hospital on July 21, 2020, as per Wales Online.
The court was informed that she had died after suffering injuries “usually seen in high-speed car crashes or falls from a great height”.
Kyle Bevan, who is the boyfriend of her mother Sinead James has denied all charges of murdering Lola, and stated that she died “when she was knocked down the stairs by the family’s American Bulldog Jessie”:
Bevan is presently on trial at the Swansea Crown Court, along with the mother of the toddler, who faces an accusation of “causing or allowing” the death of her daughter.
The evidence of the injuries which was presented to the court also stated Lola had injuries on her body and head, before she died.
After the incident, Lola had been examined by Dr. Nia John, a consultant community paediatrician, who attended her at the paediatric critical care unit at Noah’s Ark children’s hospital in Cardiff. While providing the evidence to the court, John explained the extent of the 101 ‘external or surface’ injured, which were documented by her on Lola´s body.
She also stated that “some of those injuries under one number represent a cluster of injuries and were non accidental”.
Before the statement provided by John, the trial heard from neuroradiologist Dr Neil Stoodley who said,” the bleeding and brain injury detected when he examined Lola James was unequivocally recent”.
When the doctor was asked if the injuries were due to accidentally falling from the stairs, Stoodley said “In terms of impact injury that might occur to a child in an impact setting in the home I would not expect to see subdural bleeding as a result of such injuries.”
He added, “When we do see it on scans and when we know absolutely what has happened to the child, we would only see a small amount of bleeding at a single site, not at several different sites as was seen on Lola’s scan”.
Stoodley further continued that “shaking or slaps could be a possible mechanism explaining the abnormalities”.
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