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The father of a toddler who was kicked to death has told ITV News of his fury that the man who killed her was allowed access to his daughter despite warnings from social workers that he was dangerous.
Dean Harris, 20, was jailed for a minimum of 17 years after kicking his girlfriend's two-year-old daughter, Amina Agboola, out of frustration after she soiled herself.
Amina's father, Reuben Agboola, said he was "furious" to learn someone with a history of domestic violence was left alone with his child when he had been stopped from seeing his daughter after splitting with her mother.
ITV News Correspondent Juliet Bremner reports:
Dean Harris who has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 2-year-old Amina Agboola wrote a letter to her family confessing to the killing. Parts of the letter have been released by police in which he describes the moment he killed Amina and apologises to her family.
His Honour Lucraft QC said Amina was kicked with such ferocity that it split her liver completely in two. "...similar to the force of a road traffic accident, it must have been an extremely powerful kick.... Amina's young life was ended by this horrific act." He went into say: "I agree that you are a dangerous young man."
A man who murdered his girlfriend's two-year-old daughter has been sentenced to life in prison.
20-year-old Dean Harris from Yaxley in Peterborough will serve a minimum term of 17 years for killing Amina Agboola.
Harris kicked the little girl across a room.
She was taken to hospital but died from internal injuries.
A man is due to be sentenced for murdering a two-year-old by kicking her in the stomach after becoming frustrated at her for soiling herself.
20-year-old Dean Harris was found guilty of killing his partner's daughter Amina Agboola at her home near Peterborough in November.
She was found injured and limp at her home in Yaxley and died later that day in hospital.
Her mother, Sarah Raqueman, will also be sentenced after admitting cruelty to two other children.
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The father of 2-year-old Amina Agboola has told ITV News of his devastation when he found out the toddler had been murdered.