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Man Killed Girlfriend’s Child With Deadly Kick

A man who kicked his girlfriend's young daughter so hard she was

thrown six feet across the room has been jailed for life and told he

must serve at least 17 years for her murder. Dean Harris, 20, hurt

Amina Agboola so badly that her liver was torn in two, jurors at

Cambridge Crown Court heard. Harris, who had been going out with the

two-year-old's mother for five months, killed Amina because he was

frustrated at her soiling herself, prosecutors said. The little girl

was found by paramedics lying "like a rag doll" at her home in Scott

Drive, Yaxley, near Peterborough. Harris, who was found guilty of

murder earlier this year, was left alone with the toddler last

November despite social worker warnings that he had a history of

domestic violence and was dangerous. Amina's mother, Sarah Racqueman,

was earlier given a suspended sentence after being acquitted of

causing or allowing her daughter's death but convicted on two other

charges of neglect in connection with other children. Detective

Inspector Alan Page, of Cambridgeshire Police, said: "This was a

horrendous case. "There can be no justification for using violence

against any child and Harris will have to deal with the consequences

of his actions for the rest of his life. "While no sentence can ease

the pain felt by Amina's family, hopefully they will now be able to

start moving on with their lives." Amina's father, Reuben Agboola,

said afterwards he was "pleased" with the sentence. "However the grief

feels like it has no end," he said. "I think about Amina constantly. I

still cry every day. "I go through the motions of living but inside I

am somewhere else thinking about my daughter all the time. "No one

understands the pain except those people who are experiencing it. "My

heart reaches out to every parent on earth who is suffering the loss

of a child."

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Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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