Mom’s boyfriend ‘killed two-year-old and blamed injuries on the family dog’

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A side-by-side collage of Kyle Bevan and Lola James.

Kyle Bevan has denied killing Lola James (Image: Dyfed-Powys Police/PA Wire/Wales Information Service)

A two-year-old lady was killed in a ‘frenzied and extremely violent attack’ by her mom’s boyfriend and blamed the canine, a courtroom heard.

Lola James, a ‘happy, beautiful and busy little girl’, died on July 21, 2020, after struggling 101 accidents, ‘catastrophic’ head trauma and harm to her eyes.

Kyle Bevan, 31, from the Welsh seaside city of Aberystwyth, denied killing the toddler as her mom lay sleeping upstairs.

Bevan had moved into the household dwelling in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, 4 months earlier than.

Undated handout photo issued by Dyfed-Powys Police of two-year-old Lola James, from Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, who died in hospital four days after officers were called to an address in the town on the morning of Friday July 17. Two people have been arrested on suspicion of assault and neglect. PA Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 5, 2020. See PA story POLICE Lola. Photo credit should read: Dyfed-Powys Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Lola was a ‘happy’ youngster, those that knew her mentioned (Image: PA)

He’s on trial at Swansea Crown Court docket together with Lola’s mom, Sinead James, 30, charged with inflicting or permitting her dying.

Bevan was susceptible to violent outbursts and sometimes used amphetamine, a robust stimulant additionally referred to as velocity, prosecutor Caroline Rees mentioned.

He subjected the lady to the ‘brutal’ assault whereas he was alone together with her between July 16 night and July 17 morning, she claimed.

Jurors have been proven web search historical past that included one made at 6:30am on July 17, studying: ‘My two-year-old child has just taken a bang to the head and gone all limp and snoring. What’s incorrect.’

Bevan had taken images of the toddler’s accidents throughout her tiny physique, together with her blue lips, and filmed her for 22 seconds when she was unconscious.

In footage proven to jurors right now, a topless Bevan tried to make a visibly swollen and bruised Lola stand earlier than permitting her to fall.

He then makes an attempt to position her again on the couch the place she could be heard loud night breathing. ‘She’s gone, she’s gone,’ he says whereas strolling to the digicam.

TRIAL STARTS TODAY 08/03/2023 A mum and stepdad have today(fri) been charged over the alleged murder of a two-year-old girl. Mum Sinead James, 29, and partner Kyle Bevan, 30 (pictured) are accused over the death of little Lola James. Police were called to the family home in July 2020 but

The stepdad requested his mom, a healthcare employee, to cellphone for an ambulance (Image: Wales Information Service

Bevan despatched the pictures and video to his mom, healthcare employee Alison Bevan, at 6:58am – she pleaded for her son to cellphone 999.

Claiming his cellphone didn’t work, he advised his mom to name an ambulance at 7:30am.

Bevan alleged Lola’s accidents have been right down to the household canine pushing her down the steps in what Rees referred to as a ‘deliberate lie to cover up his guilt’.

Paramedics arrived to search out Lola seemed to be moist, and it’s believed, Rees mentioned, she had been scrubbed clear.

The bathtub was spotless, Rees added, regardless of the remainder of the home being messy. Rees mentioned this implies Bevan was making an attempt to ‘cover his tracks’.

A vomit and blood-stained gray onesie was discovered by investigators within the nook of the lounge.

‘We say that the injuries noted to Lola, including those which caused her premature death, were the result of a brutal and extremely violent physical assault upon her by Kyle Bevan whilst they were alone together,’ Rees mentioned.

‘We say that, rather than face up to that which he did to the little girl, Kyle Bevan immediately tried to save himself.’

Pictured: Sinead James outside Swansea Crown Court, Wales, UK. Wednesday 08 March 2023 Re: Kyle Bevan and Sinead James, charged in connection with the death of two-year-old Lola James who sadly died at her home in Haverfordwest in July 2020, are due to stand trial at Swansea Crown Court, Wales, UK. Bevan, aged 31, has been charged with murder and James, aged 30, has been charged with causing or allowing the death of a child.

Sinead James advised Swansea Crown Court docket she was asleep upstairs when the incident passed off (Image: Dimitris Legakis/Athena Photos)

Bevan, she added, tried to ‘take a coward’s escape by making an attempt to position false blame upon the household canine’ regardless of the injuries being ‘inconsistent’ with unintended accidents.

The prosecution accepted, Rees mentioned, James’ declare she was asleep when this all occurred, although she ought to have been warier of leaving him alone with Lola.

Lola’s mom was ‘well aware’ of Bevan’s violent observe report and Lola had even suffered earlier accidents in his care.

‘Our basis for this assertion is that she knew her children had sustained injuries whilst in Kyle Bevan’s care up to now and he or she knew that he had a nasty and violent mood, significantly when beneath the affect of medication,’ Rees mentioned.

The infant lady, who was simply two years and 9 months outdated, died at Noah’s Ark Youngsters’s Hospital in Cardiff.

‘Her life,’ Rees added, ‘had barely started.’

The trial continues.

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