crime world Episode 90: The evil child killers
What sort of human can kill a baby and how should we as a society protect others going forward?
It was an horrific crime that many vowed would never happen again. When Baby 'P' or 17-month-old Peter Connelly died having sustained 50 horrifying injuries at the hands of his mother, Tracey Connelly, her lover Stephen Barker and his brother Jason Owen all three went to prison.
Now, as Connelly’s parole sparks a further outcry, two other cases have come before the Old Bailey in London with striking similarities and equally devastating outcomes.
Nicola Tallant talks with Chris Summers, editor of Total Crime, who recalls the tragedies of 16-month-old Nusayba Umar and two-year-old Kyrell Matthews, murdered at the hands of adults who he says should be placed on a special register.
What sort of human can kill a child and how should we as a society protect others going forward?
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