A criminal trial I had been following for the past few weeks came to a close today. Magdalena Luczak and Mariusz Krezolek, the mother and step-father of little Daniel Pelka were found guilty of his murder, and rightly so. After each trial day, I was shocked at what I read. These two people were pure evil.
Not only did the little four year old perish at the hands of those who were supposed to care for him, he suffered months of torture and starvation, that for me is incomprehensible.
It was reported that while he was at school, the other kids lunch boxes were locked away because he was stealing food from them and on other day’s he would come to school with two black eyes and bruising on his neck. I’d like to think that if I was a teacher and saw all this happening, I would make sure that this innocent child was in safe hands.
I’m sorry, but he was unbelievably let down by the authorities and his school. If his mother didn’t care enough for him, someone should have stepped in and made sure Daniel was safe from harm.
My heart is broke for this little boy. What must he have been thinking while he was being subjected to this cruelty? No child should have to suffer like that.
I hope he is at peace now but it shouldn’t have ended like this, he should have been saved.
I hope his mother and stepfather rot in hell.
(The full report is on Sky News)