Evil Scum,Only gets 18 years.

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Everhelpful | 20:18 Thu 13th Sep 2012 | Media & TV
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A man has been jailed for life after attacking and killing a three-year-old boy in front of his mother.

Leicester Crown Court heard Dylan Crean died in hospital after being punched and kicked at his home near Swadlincote, Derbyshire in August 2011.

Peter Cawser, 22, of Edward Street, Albert Village, on the border of Leicestershire and Derbyshire, admitted murder was sentenced to life in prison.

Cawser must serve at least 18 years before being considered for parole.

Leicester Crown Court heard how Cawser inflicted more than 70 injuries on three-year-old Dylan in a "sustained and brutal attack" that took place in the child's bedroom.

Cawser "flipped out" and attacked Dylan, punching and kicking him, before turning on his girlfriend and the toddler's mother, Katie Crean, as she tried to protect her son, the court was told.

Catastrophic injury
Midway through the attack Cawser paused to close the windows of the family home so that neighbours could not hear Ms Crean's screams.

The court heard how Dylan was found by paramedics in an unresponsive state on the day of the attack, 30 August.

Doctors found he had suffered a catastrophic brain injury.

Dylan's mother Katie Crean said she tried to stop the attack on her son
Prosecutor Sally Howes QC told the court a paediatrician who had extensive experience had said he had "never seen such a sustained physical attack on a child".

Miss Howes told the court that in the days leading up to the attack, Cawser had been taking diazepam for recreational use.

Ms Crean said her boyfriend had been irritable but she had put that down to the stress of their recent house move.

Cries for help
On the day of the attack, Cawser returned home from work to find Ms Crean cleaning her bedroom while Dylan played in his.

Cawser asked Ms Crean to take a toy box into her son's bedroom but as she was busy, there was a delay and Cawser took it in himself.

"She heard the slam of the toy box as he threw it on the floor and heard him say to Dylan 'you're not going to be naughty again or start walking about and messing with things again, are you?'"

In Ms Crean's words, Cawser "flipped out" and she heard him say "you don't say OK to me".

She went into her son's room where she found him kneeling on the floor with Cawser in front of him shouting. He told her to take the toy box out and then smacked Dylan.

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I don't hate him, I've got no feelings for him”

Katie Crean
Victim's mother
The court was told Ms Crean saw Cawser punch Dylan in the face, a blow which caused his "little face" to turn to the side with the force of it.

Cawser then went on to kick, slap and throw Dylan against the wall.

When Ms Crean tried to stop him, Cawser hit her and threw her down the stairs.

Miss Howes said: "Katie Crean heard Dylan crying, screaming and sobbing for her.

"In desperation she jumped on the defendant's back and told him 'he's had enough now, leave him alone, he's only a baby'."

Sentencing Cawser to life in prison, Judge Michael Pert QC said: "What happened was nothing in any part to do with the behaviour of Dylan or the behaviour of his mother.

"It was the vindictive and uncontrollable rage of an adult man against a three-year-old child.

"You embarked upon a sustained, brutal attack upon this young child."

Speaking outside the court, Ms Crean said: "I hate him. No, I don't hate him, I've got no feelings for him.

"I feel sorry for anyone who comes into contact with him, he doesn't deserve forgiveness."


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Maybe longer as it says "Cawser must serve at least 18 years before being considered for parole. "

If it's any consolation his life will be ruined, whether he's in prison for 18 years or 25 years
Personally, I hope he gets the crap kicked out of him on a regular basis for the whole time he is prison.
so heartbreaking, he is the type that needs the death sentence, not a butlins type holiday cell. This is so sick. I have no words to express how i feel about this. All i can say is i am outraged and if it were my boy, i would have killed to save him.
How awful :-(
Know very little about the law. Why should this excuse for a human being ever be considered for parole?
I don't get the bit where she said, "He's had enough now."

Did he deserve any amount of physical chastisement?

In any case, Cawser is an indescribable monster who should be locked away for the remainder of his pitiful life.

RIP little Dylan. :(
> I hope he gets the crap kicked out of him on a regular basis for the whole time he is prison

He'll be kept away from "normal" prisoners for his own safety. However, child abusers like him will almost certainly get what they deserve, especially over the duration of a lengthy sentence.
What a sickening story. Am I being unfair in wondering why the mother didn't smash him over the head with something (or do something that would incapacitate him). This doesn't sound like a 30 second attack. I wouldn't be surprised if he'd been violent to the child before.
All speculation I know before someone points that out.
Yet again AB ers are taking the 'tariff ' as the length of the sentence.
They obviously do not understand that every 'life' sentence now must specify a 'tariff' . This is the minimum time that must pass before the offender can start to be considered for parole. It is NOT the time to release . Once the tariff time has passed it will be several years before an actual release even in the least controversial cases.
If a 'lifer' is released it is only ever on licence never full freedom, they can be recalled at any time if they get into any trouble or there is reason to think that they may re offend.
In cases such as this the offender in reality may never be released.
It is possible to have a 'full life tariff' as for example in the case of Ian Brady or Peter Sutcliff where the offender will never be released but such cases are very rare.
List of prisoners with 'Whole life Tarffs ' here there are only 35 of them.
there are 100s of 'life' prisoners but only threse 35 are garanteed never to be released.
Why would any mother stay with a man who used diazepam as a recreational drug in the first place? Perhaps some of the responsibility lies with her?
such a shame for the wee boy
Hope they 'lose' the key for this sicko
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Thank you all for your comments,appears everyone is as disgusted as I am.
I hope he rots in hell, yes he will get his just deserts in prison no matter how long it takes even screws dont like child killers.
How can the mother say she doesn't hate him? If it were my son, I would have somehow killed Cawser.
I'm wondering if there is a hidden agenda these days with judges simply not handing out what the great great majority of the populace wants.
Courageous burglars et al.
This makes dreadful reading, poor little mite. All he said was 'OK' and this vile monster totally lost it. Should have been 40 years, but at least his life's over now and it will be hell for him in prison, thank God.
I can never understand how a 'life' sentence can mean 18 years. My heart goes out to poor Katie Crean - how can you ever get over something like that?
40 years the same as Huntley would have been appropriate here.

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