Evil boyfriend admits murdering toddler Jeremiah Regis-Ngawah – who was beaten with fists, belt and a rod
Chevase Sanchez McGregor facing life in jail for murder of two-year-old who faced a short life of pain and terror.
WOLVERHAMPTON MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDER OF Toddler.
An evil boyfriend is facing life in jail after admitting the murder of his partner’s two-year-old son – who was battered to death.
Little Jeremiah Regis-Ngawah died from peritonitis after suffering a traumatic blow to his stomach inflicted by Chevase Sanchez McGregor, 30.
His mother, Sindyann Laverne Regis, 26, had already pleaded to allowing the death of her son at an earlier hearing.
At the time of his death in November 2016, Jeremiah, was also found to have suffered a catalogue of injuries, including a fractured skull and ribs, injuries to his arms and legs and a bite mark to his chest.
McGregor today pleaded guilty to murdering the toddler at Birmingham Crown Court.
Jeremiah, described as a ‘little smiler’ had suffered at McGregor’s hands since he renewed a relationship with his mother in 2016, after she moved to Wolverhampton from London.
The court heard McGregor used physical chastisement to ‘toughen children up’ and used his fists and items such as a belt and a rod to discipline Jeremiah and three other children who he had contact with.
On the day of his death, Jeremiah was rushed to hospital, after collapsing at his home in High Street, Wednesfield on 20 November 2016.
His mother knocked on neighbours’ doors at the flats where she lived claiming her son was unwell and had been sick.
An ambulance was called and McGregor went to hospital with Jeremiah claiming to be his stepdad, with Regis following later.
Despite frantic efforts by medical staff, Jeremiah was pronounced dead.
Doctors who examined the toddler became suspicious of the injuries and other marks covering his body and police were called.
Jeremiah’s mother and partner were arrested and later charged in connection with his death.
A post mortem examination has shown Jeremiah died from peritonitis as a result of blunt force trauma to his abdomen.
Both will be sentenced at a later date.