TWISTED COUPLE: 4-YEAR-OLD BOY DANIEL PELKA STARVED AND BEATEN TO DEATH BY ALCOHOLIC MOTHER MAGDALENA LUCZAK AND PARTNER MARIUSZ KREZOLEK WAS HELPED BY SIBLING, HOARDING AND SNEAKING FOOD TO HIM

 Victim: The sibling of four-year-old Daniel Pelka today told a court how they found him dead after years of suffering incomprehensible cruelty

Sibling of four-year-old boy ‘beaten to death by mother and her partner hoarded biscuits and nuts for him because he was left to starve’

  • Daniel Pelka died from a head injury in March 2012 after ‘years of abuse
  • His mother Magdalena Luczak and her partner Mariusz Krezolek are accused of his murder
  • Daniel’s sibling told of abuse and how they found their dead brother’s body
  • Child also revealed they used to sneak Daniel ‘pistachios and biscuits’

By Suzannah Hills

The sibling of a boy who was allegedly starved and then beaten to death by his mother and her partner has revealed that they used to steal food and sneak it to him when he was not allowed to eat.

Daniel Pelka died from a head injury in March 2012 after allegedly suffering ‘incomprehensible cruelty’.

Daniel’s mother, Magdalena Luczak, 27, and her partner, Mariusz Krezolek, 33, from Coventry, are both accused of his murder.

His sibling, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, yesterday told Birmingham Crown Court they would look after the four-year-old ‘because mum and dad didn’t bother’.

 
Evidence: A child who cannot be named for legal reasons has told a court, pictured, how they found their four-year-old brother dead after years of abuse Evidence: A child who cannot be named for legal reasons has told a court, pictured, how they found their four-year-old brother dead after repeated abuse

Schoolboy: Daniel died of a suspected head injury on March 3 last year after being beaten and forced to sleep on a stained mattress in a damp box roomSchoolboy: Daniel died of a suspected head injury on March 3 last year after being beaten and forced to sleep on a stained mattress in a damp box room

The child said: ‘I would steal pistachios and biscuits for him. She never cooked food for Daniel, I had to cook food for him.’

The sibling also told the court how they found Daniel lying dead on the floor and tried to resuscitate him.

 ‘I tried to wake him up and I couldn’t and I listened to his heart but his heart wasn’t beating,’ the child said.

‘I shouted at my mum and dad and then I didn’t see Daniel again.’

 
Hearings: A file sketch of Magdelena Luczak (right) and Mariusz Krezolek (left) at Birmingham Crown CourtHearings: A file sketch of Magdelena Luczak (right) and Mariusz Krezolek (left) at Birmingham Crown Court

 
On trial: Magdelena Luczak, 27, and Mariusz Krezolek, 33, are both accused of killing her son Daniel Pelka after depriving him of food, force-feeding him salt and locking him in a homemade prisonOn trial: Magdelena Luczak, 27, and Mariusz Krezolek, 33, are both accused of killing her son Daniel Pelka after depriving him of food, force-feeding him salt and locking him in a homemade prison

The child told the jury of a catalogue of abuse, claiming that Krezolak hit Daniel on 10 separate occasions.

Victim: The sibling of four-year-old Daniel Pelka today told a court how they found him dead after years of suffering incomprehensible cruelty Victim: The sibling of four-year-old Daniel Pelka told a court how they found him dead after years of suffering incomprehensible cruelty

The child said: ‘He hit my brother. My brother was screaming really loud.

‘I came in and I had to be brave. I smashed my dad two times on his leg. I knew I had to be brave to save my brother. He said he was sorry and put him down.

‘One time he put my brother in a cold bath. I asked him to stop it and I got my brother from the bath and pulled the plug and hugged him.

‘He had been drinking too much. He bashed Daniel against the end of the bath. He just pushed him and he hit his head.’

The child told the court that Luczak also witnessed the bath assault.

They continued: ‘They ran downstairs and I took Daniel out. He had a red mark on his head. I gave him kisses and cuddles. I told Daniel not to tell anyone so we didn’t get in trouble.

‘They said Daniel couldn’t come downstairs, he wasn’t allowed, and he was meant to poo and wee in his room. I would put him in my bedroom. When he went to the toilet, I told him to leave the flush to me so they would not know that he was not locked in his room.

‘If they thought that he was not locked he would be told off when he should be pooing and weeing in his bed.

‘I would go upstairs and pretend to go to the toilet but I would just flush it.’

 
Daniel's biological father Eryk Pelka, pictured leaving Birmingham Crown Court, told the jury Magdalena Luczak was a violent drunk who threatened to stab him with a knife Magdelena Luczak is accused of killing her son Daniel Pelka

Daniel’s biological father Eryk Pelka, pictured left leaving Birmingham Crown Court, told the jury Magdalena Luczak, pictured right, was a violent drunk who threatened to stab him with a knife

Years of abuse: Magdelena Luczak, 27, allegedly tried to bribe her starving son Daniel with a chocolate bar to stay silent about his abuseYears of abuse: Magdelena Luczak, 27, allegedly tried to bribe her starving son Daniel with a chocolate bar to stay silent about his abuse

 
 

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