A drug addict who was convicted of murdering his girlfriend’s 15-month-old son has been jailed for life.
Jake Drummond has been sentenced at the Old Bailey for life with a minimum term of 32 years for a ‘sadistic’ campaign of abuse culminating in the murder of Jacob Lennon.
The victim’s mother Louise Lennon, 32, was jailed for 10 years for allowing Jacob’s death.
Drummond fatally shook and hit 15-month-old Jacob Lennon early on August 27 2019, leaving him with a face so bruised he ‘looked like a panda’.
The youngster suffered a catalogue of other injuries to his face, body and genitals in the weeks leading up to his death which his mum, Louise Lennon, 32, failed to stop.
Five days before the killing, Drummond messaged her saying he was putting Jacob in the ‘torture chamber’ in reference to his bedroom.
The twisted pair previously denied any wrongdoing and blamed each other for Jacob’s horrific injuries.
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