British man gets life sentence for killing 2-year-old Nigerian girl

by Kolapo Olapoju


20-year Dean Harris has been sentenced to life in prison by Cambridge Crown Court, England, for killing Amina Agboola, the 2-year-old daughter of a Nigerian man, Reuben Agboola, in November 2013.

Harris confessed to killing Amina after becoming frustrated at her because she was soiling herself.

Harris reportedly kicked her so hard that she was thrown six feet across the room and ruptured her liver. The force of the blow tore her liver in two. Paramedics said they found her body lying like a rag doll.

Amina Agboola

Harris started dating Sarah Racqueman, the late toddler’s mother after she split up with her father, Reuben, who hardly saw his daughter only to hear from Police officers, a year later that Amina had been killed.

Harris admitted to manslaughter but was convicted of the child’s murder, and he is to spend a minimum of 17 years in prison.

Meanwhile Reuben Agboola said is still stricken with giref. “I am pleased with the sentence Dean Harris has received today. However the grief feels like it has no end. I think about Amina constantly. I still cry everyday.”

Reuben Agboola
Reuben Agboola

“I go through the motions of living but inside I am somewhere else thinking about my daughter all the time. No one understands the pain except those people who are experiencing it. My heart reaches out to every parent on earth who is suffering the loss of a child.”

Reuben claims Sarah had been warned by social workers of Harris’ furious ways. Sarah Racqueman, who had been dating Harris for just five months, was cleared by a Jury in June for causing or allowing the death.

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