A Nigerian, Marvyn Iheanacho has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the death of his five year old son.
Reports said the 39 year old beat his son to death after the child lost his shoe.
He was convicted at Woolwich Crown court in London On Tuesday.
The British Police reportedly said the child had sustained a deadly brain injury and internal bruising on his stomach when the incident occurred on November 20, 2016.
Injuries on the boy as revealed by a post mortem examination showed that he was either kicked, stamped or punched.
Witnesses in court said they had a male voice screaming about a lost shoe while a child fearfully apologized on the incident happened.
Reuters reported that Iheanacho was later seen on his phone while the child lay on his back on a bench next to him, dangling and limping his arm.
“Rather than taking the boy to a nearby hospital, only five-minutes’ walk away, Iheanacho took him home in a taxi, where he attacked the boy’s mother, Lilya Breha, when she tried to call an ambulance.”
The boy died in hospital two days later while his shoe was reportedly found in the park by police not long after the assault took place.
Tony Lynes, a chief inspector of the metropolitan police, said Iheanacho “subjected that poor little boy to a brutal assault after flying into an uncontrollable rage just because Alex lost one of his shoes”.
“Afterwards Iheanacho came up with various stories to try to cover his tracks, insisted his girlfriend lie for him and attacked her when she tried to get medical help for her unconscious son,” Lynes said.