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Man jailed for at least 18 years for beating boy to death over lost shoe

Marvyn Iheanacho flew into a rage after taking his girlfriend’s son, Alex Malcolm, to a park in south-east London.

A man who battered a five-year-old boy to death in a park for losing a trainer has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 18 years.

Marvyn Iheanacho, 39, flew into a rage and subjected his girlfriend’s son, Alex Malcolm, to a brutal attack in Mountsfield Park in Catford, south-east London.

He was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court by Judge Mark Dennis QC, who said the child killer has a “deeply entrenched character flaw” that leads him to overreact and lose his temper.

Iheanacho was sentenced to 18 years but, due to time served on remand, the judge said he would serve at least 17 years and 119 days.

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