JEALOUS FATHER JAILED FOR MURDER OF NEWBORN SON

JEALOUS FATHER JAILED FOR MURDER OF NEWBORN SON

Andreaa Stefan was stabbed six times in the attack

A jealous father who murdered his three-week-old son because he saw the baby as a rival for his partner's affections has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 23 years.

Denis Beytula stabbed Andrei Stefan twice as he lay in his Moses basket at the family flat in Portland Close, Wallsend, North Tyneside, then knifed his partner Andreea Stefan six times.

He rang 999 and when the arresting officer asked why he had blood on him, the fast food worker replied in a matter-of-fact tone: "I killed them."

In fact, Ms Stefan, the 21-year-old manager of a Domino's pizza outlet, survived despite her injuries and released a statement to say how she had been under her partner's control when she and her baby should have been safe.

Beytula, who came to this country from Bulgaria around seven years ago, was sentenced for the October murder and attempted murder at Newcastle Crown Court on Thursday.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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