A stepfather “may never be released” from prison after killing a two-year-old child while her mother slept upstairs.
For inflicting “catastrophic” brain injuries on Lola James in the early morning hours of July 17, 2020, which resulted in her passing away in the hospital four days later, Kyle Bevan has been given a life term in prison.
The 31-year-old claimed that the household dog had pushed the girl down the stairs, but a jury at Swansea Crown Court earlier in April found him guilty of the death despite his denials.
Sinead James, Lola’s mother, was found accountable for either causing or permitting her daughter’s death. She had been in bed when the alleged attack took place.
Mr Justice Griffiths will sentence Bevan and James at Swansea Crown Court today.