A MANÂ who murdered his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter has been jailed for life.
Dean Harris, 20, was told he must serve a minimumÂ 17 years for killing Amina Agboola at their home in Scott Drive, Yaxley.
Harris, who had been in a relationship with Amina’s mother for just five months,was left alone with the toddler on November 21, last year, with devastating consequences.
He lashed out in frustration at the toddler after she had soiled a pair of her knickers, kicking her so hard that, he later told a prison inmate, she flew six feet across the room.
The force of the blow was so severe that it tore her liver in two.
Harris called an ambulance, claiming Amina had hurt herself falling off the toilet. She was taken to Peterborough City Hospital but died from her injuries.
Harris admitted manslaughter but denied murder, however was convicted following a trial at Cambridge Crown Court.
Amina’s mother was acquitted of causing or allowing the death but admitted two other charges of neglect relating to other children. She was given a suspended sentence earlier this month.
The trial heard Amina was found to have had a number of other injuries, including an untreated broken wrist.
The case was investigated by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit.