The Prosecution alleged that Sebastian had been subjected to 8 months of abusive attacks at the hands of the Defendants before a severe infection developed from rib fractures caused during those attacks. Sebastian died as a result of that infection.
The attacks had occurred between January and August 2021, following Sebastian’s arrival in this country from Poland to be with his mother in October 2020. Many of the attacks were captured in hours of harrowing footage as the family home had been equipped with internal CCTV cameras. As a result the case received widespread publicity.
The Defendants were both convicted of murder following a six-week trial at Leeds Crown Court. The sentence hearing has been adjourned until October this year.
Jason Pitter QC and Tom Storey were instructed by Dan Lee of Leeds CPS (CCU)
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