39 year old, Marvyn Iheanacho, beat a 5 year old boy to death in a park for losing his shoe.
Witnesses at Mountsfield Park heard Alex saying “sorry” and Iheanacho shouting about the loss of a shoe and making loud bangs.
Alex died in hospital 2 days after the attack suffering from head and stomach injuries, his shoes was found in the play area of the park.
Iheanacho’s previous convictions included robbery and attacking his partners, these showed that he had a “deeply entrenched streak of violence within him”.
Iheanacho was given an additional 3 years to his 18 year minimum sentence for murdering 5 year old Alex Malcolm.
Iheanacho will serve a minimum of 21 years in prison.