Daniel Pelka died after months of starvation and cruelty

A callous mother and her boyfriend who battered to death a four-year-old boy after subjecting him to six months of systematic starvation and "incomprehensible" cruelty have been found guilty of murder.

Magdelena Luczak and Mariusz Krezolek had both denied murdering four-year-old Daniel.
Magdelena Luczak and Mariusz Krezolek had both denied murdering four-year-old Daniel.

A jury at Birmingham Crown Court convicted Magdelena Luczak and Mariusz Krezolek of killing Daniel Pelka after hearing how he was denied food, regularly "imprisoned" in a locked room, force-fed salt and made to perform arduous punishment exercises.

The boy's murder, which occurred weeks after teaching staff saw him with bruising to his neck and black eyes, is the subject of a serious case review by Coventry's Safeguarding Children Board.

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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.