A father was arrested after his son was tortured and killed with food.
The man of the United Kingdom, blended a mixture of bread, milk, Weetabix and oats, and he sometimes added rice pudding or spaghetti to the mixture, the Old Bailey heard.
Prosecutor Simon Denison QC said that the father placed his son across his lap and force fed him the food. He would hit or punish the child if he resisted.
The father placed the blended food in a cup and he forcefully poured the contents into the mouth of his 3-year-old son.
The 32-year-old father of London, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with manslaughter and cruelty to a child after his son died as a result of the torture.
One day, after force feeding the child, he died. The father called an ambulance, and paramedics found the child lying on the floor with just a diaper on.
Denison said that there was a very large amount of vomit on the child’s face and his chest and the content looked like a porridge substance.
Emergency workers said that it was very difficult to clear the boy’s airways because of the amount of food that was in his throat.
When CPR was performed, more of the liquid substance came out.
An autopsy revealed that all sections of his lungs were stuffed with food. He had a large amount of the porridge-like mixture in his lungs so in effect he drowned in his food.