Pair jailed for Daniel's murder

Magdelena Luczak and Mariusz Krezolek have both jailed for life with a minimum term of 30 years for starving and beating to death four-year-old Daniel Pelka.

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Expressions of regret over Daniel's death 'ring hollow'

Over the nine weeks of acutely distressing evidence I have not observed a single sign of genuine remorse at any stage from either of you.

The level of culpability for each of you is extremely high. Your expressions of regret and sorrow made now ring hollow in the circumstances of this case.

– Mrs Justice Cox, sentencing at Birmingham Crown Court


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Daniel's mother's breach of trust 'wholly irreconcilable'

Daniel Pelka had multiple njuries across his body when he died. Credit: Rex Features

In sentencing Daniel Pelka's mother and her partner to life with a minimum term of 30 years, Mrs Justice Cox said:

"Both of you are in breach of what is probably the most important position of trust, as the parents of a small child who was entitled to their protection, their love and their care.

"Your breach of trust, Magdalena Luczak, is wholly irreconcilable with the loving care that a mother should show towards her own son."

Pair sentenced to life for Daniel Pelka's murder

Magdelena Luczak and Mariusz Krezolek Credit: West Midlands Police

Daniel Pelka's mother Magdelena Luczak and her partner Mariusz Krezolek have been sentenced to life with a minimum term of 30 years, after being found guilty of his murder.

The four-year-old, who was a victim of a campaign of starvation and abuse, died of a head injury in March 2012.


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Partner of Daniel's mother 'arrested six times'

Magdelena Luczak and partner Mariusz Krezolek were found guilty of murdering her son Daniel Pelka Credit: West Midlands Police

New information has emerged today about Mariusz Krezolek, he was reportedly arrested in Britain six times since coming here from Poland and jailed three times for driving offences.

His sister has also told a newspaper this morning that he was also wanted for offences in Poland although police here in the West Midlands have said that they were unaware of that.

Nevertheless it has provoked questions about whether Krezolek should have been deported from this country.

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