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Man beats his 3-year-old nephew to death because he wet his bed

By Mason White 7:12 PM November 9, 2013
Ben Igbinedion and Daniel Evbuomwan 

By: David Ross
A man was jailed after he beat his 3-year-old nephew to death because he wet his bed, according to court proceedings in the United Kingdom.

The man has been found guilty of murder after leaving the child with injuries resembling those caused by a car accident.

Ben Igbinedion, 44, of Bromley, south London, denied the charges, but was convicted after a two-week trial by an Old Bailey jury.

Daniel Evbuomwan was a child in normal physical health, but all that changed dramatically when he went to live with Igbinedion and his family in March of this year, the court heard .

On the morning of March 2, he was rushed to University Hospital in Lewisham, southeast London, where he was pronounced dead at 11:25 a.m.

He was found to have suffered multiple rib injuries and multiple fractures to the pelvis.

“Daniel has undergone major trauma that is usually seen in car accident victims. He suffered injuries to the chest and abdomen,” prosecutors told the court.

“He beat the child because he wet the bed he shared with the defendant,” the court was told.

Igbinedion is due to be sentenced later this month.