Man who murdered a toddler in a suburban garden in south London has been found guilty.
The court heard the teenager’s body was found by police at a flat in St George’s Park, in south east London.
The 29-year-old, who was originally from Scotland, had been charged with the murder of 16-month-old Aiden Ward and wounding of his left leg.
Aidan’s mother, Tania, said she did not believe her son had been sexually abused and called for the trial to be suspended.
Her statement read: ‘I’m devastated, he’s not fit to be a father.
He is a young child and he needs a father who will accept him and support him and take care of him.’
She said she believed her son was abused in the home.
A man who appeared at the trial of a man who killed a toddler at a suburban farm in south west London in 2013 has been jailed for 10 years.
The sentence, which is subject to a rehabilitation order, is the maximum for the crime.
The man, who cannot be named, was also found guilty in the murder trial of another man who also killed Aiden.
He will be eligible for parole in 2019.
The trial heard the boy was found dead at the back of the flat on April 14, 2013, at around 11.30am.
Police said the man was found on the front of the property by a neighbour who alerted them to his presence.
He had a knife in his hand when he was arrested and was charged with first-degree murder.
The prosecution said the boy’s body had been dumped in a shed in St John Street, St George Street, the city’s south east.
Police say they were called to the flat in March last year after the mother complained that her son did not like to go to the toilet and was taking longer than usual.
A forensic examination found the body of the boy, who had died from a stab wound to the head, was lying on the ground outside the flat.
The defence argued the man had a history of drug and alcohol abuse and was not the intended killer.
His lawyer, Richard Taylor, told the court the man appeared to be suffering from severe mental health problems and could not have intended to kill his son.
Aiden was a second-grader at the time and had been missing since April 12.