Mussie Debesay, 37, found guilty of Killing 2 Year Old Girl

Tiny two-year-old girl stomped to death by her mother’s boyfriend for wetting herself on his couch 

 

 

Mussie Debesay, 37, was found guilty of manslaughter on Monday

 

A Victorian jury ruled he stomped on his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter

 

The girl, who weighed 14kg, died just hours after the beating

 

Debresay became angry with the girl after she urinated on his couch

 

www.dailymail.co.uk | September 27, 2016

 

Mussie Debesay, 37, found guilty of Killing 2 Year Old Girl

 

A two-year-old girl weighed just 14 kilograms when her mother’s boyfriend stomped her to death for wetting his couch.

 

Victorian man Mussie Debresay was found guilty of manslaughter on Monday after he inflicted a number of internal injuries on the toddler back in 2005.

 

The 37-year-old had initially claimed the girl had fallen from the couch, but a Victorian Supreme Court jury found that was not possible given her catastrophic internal injuries.

Mussie Debresay, 37, was found guilty of manslaughter on Monday for stomping his girlfriend's two-year-old daughter to death for wetting his couch

Mussie Debresay, 37, was found guilty of manslaughter on Monday for stomping his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter to death for wetting his couch

 

Debresay had pleaded not guilty to murdering the toddler 11 years ago.

 

The jury delivered a verdict of guilty on the charge of manslaughter and in doing so accepted the evidence of the victim’s four-year-old brother who witnessed what happened.

 

He was cleared of the more serious charge of murder.

 

Debresay had been going out with the girl’s mother – who cannot be named – for a few months when the fatal blow was inflicted.

 

During their short relationship he had taken on the role of disciplining her three children,

who called him ‘Daddy MJ’, his trial heard.

 

The family had been staying with Debresay on May 13, 2005, when the toddler’s abdomen was deliberately squeezed or compressed by an extreme, severe force.

 

Doctors said it could not have been accidental.

 

She was dead within hours.

 

When the victim’s brother was asked if he knew what had happened he said he saw Debresay stomping or standing on his sister because she’d been naughty.

 

He told police she did a ‘wee wee’ on the couch and ‘MJ hit (the victim)’.

 

He had several conversations with police officers, during which he demonstrated the motion used against the two-year-old.

 

‘Beside this stomping motion in this conversation, he also demonstrated a swinging, kicking motion,’ prosecutor Sally Flynn said in her closing address to the court.

 

When a babysitter came over later she noticed the toddler was slumped across the coffee table with her feet on the ground and appeared tired.

 

The jury heard the two-year-old would have been lethargic due to massive internal bleeding caused by the injuries she’d sustained.

 

Babysitter Samantha Barry appeared in court earlier this year and recalled noticing the toddler was slumped across the coffee table with her feet on the ground and appeared tired

Babysitter Samantha Barry appeared in court earlier this year and recalled noticing the toddler was slumped across the coffee table with her feet on the ground and appeared tired

 

Later that day the toddler became unresponsive so her mother rushed her to a medical centre where she was pronounced dead.

 

Ms Flynn said only two people could have caused the injuries – Debresay or the toddler’s mother – and there was no evidence the mother harmed her.

 

‘By far the worst thing that ever happened to (the victim) was that her mother met the accused,’ Ms Flynn said.

 

Debresay appeared to be holding back tears after the verdict was delivered on Monday.

 

His mother cried out ‘bullshit’ and tried to kiss her son as he was led from the dock.

 

Debresay was taken into custody to await his pre-sentence hearing in November.

 

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