Former caretaker Jake Drummond, 33, has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of murdering his girlfriend’s 15-month-old son Jacob Lennon (Pictures: PA/Central News)
A drug addict has been convicted of murdering his girlfriend’s 15-month-old son after a campaign of ‘sadistic’ abuse.
Jake Drummond, 33, left little Jacob Lennon with a face like a ‘panda’ after also hitting him early on August 27, 2019.
The youngster suffered a catalogue of other injuries to his face, body and genitals in the weeks leading up to his death which his mum, Louise Lennon, 32, failed to stop.
Five days before the killing, Drummond messaged her saying he was putting Jacob in the ‘torture chamber’ in reference to his bedroom.
It followed a meme of the Ben Stiller in the film Happy Gilmore with the quote: ‘Now you will go to sleep or I will put you to sleep.’
In another message, Lennon referred to Jacob as looking like ‘a little madman’ because of his bruises.
The twisted pair denied any wrongdoing and blamed each other for Jacob’s horrific injuries.
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Following a trial at the Old Bailey, Drummond was found guilty of murder and wounding Jacob with intent.
Lennon, 32, was found guilty of causing or allowing the death of a child having earlier admitted child cruelty.
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