Alfie Lamb was crushed by a car passenger seat. His mother's boyfriend pushed the seat back. Alfie was making the "noise and fuss" in the rear footwell of an Audi. Then Front passenger Mr Waterson, 25, allegedly pushed his seat back twice in anger. Ms Hoare, the mother of the boy, was in the rear seat, sitting above her son. Marcus Lamb said that Mrs Hoare had been shouting at Alfie, who was screaming and crying. She did not know her partner was killing her son (died from crush asphyxia). Beautiful little boy, her own son asking for her, and she ignores him just shouting shut up.
"It was caused by the front passenger seat of the Audi vehicle, Waterson's seat, being moved back further into the rear passenger side footwell at a time when, as was known, Alfie was in that footwell. In effect, he was squashed by the car seat and suffocated. This movement of the seat was a deliberate action by Waterson, who knew that Alfie was there and was angered by the noise and fuss that the three-and-a-half-year-old was making during the fateful car journey.”
What punishment for parents - murderers of a little, helpless boy?
author: J. Badde
1. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-46878135, 18.01.2019.