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    UK - Paul Booth, 18 mos, died from head trauma, Stockton, 1 Oct 1968

    Pensioner, 70, is charged with 1968 murder of an 18 month old baby boy - 50 years after police were told he 'fell out of bed and fractured his skull'


    A 70-year-old man been charged with murder following the death of an 18-month-old boy - almost 50 years after police ruled it was a tragic accident.

    David Dearlove, 70, from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, is charged with murdering toddler Paul Booth, from Haverton Hill, Stockton on Tuesday, October 1, 1968.

    Dearlove stood in the dock at Teesside Magistrates' Court, Middlesbrough, for a two-minute hearing. No pleas were entered and he made no application for bail.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-boy-1968.html

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    Abusive step-father 'killed toddler by smashing his head against fireplace then kept the murder secret for 50 years before victim's brother revealed the truth after seeing Facebook post'


    An abusive stepfather carried the chilling secret of a toddler's brutal murder with him for almost 50 years before he was finally accused, a court has been told.

    David Dearlove, 71, always maintained that Paul Booth, 19 months, died as the result of an accidental fall from his bed in October 1968.

    But he is now accused of having swung the boy into a fireplace, causing catastrophic injuries which led to his death.

    His alleged crime went unreported for decades until Paul's brother Peter, who was just four when Paul died, saw a faded photograph of the youngster being held by Dearlove on Facebook in 2015.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...k-picture.html

    The trial in this case has now started and is expected to take several weeks.

    The baby's mother has since died.

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    Paul Booth, left, and David Dearlove, in 1968.

    http://www.newser.com/story/251629/t...der-trial.html

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    'Murdered' toddler's brother 'faced brick wall for nearly 50 years as he told police about his death at hands of abusive stepfather THREE times but nothing was done'


    The brother of a toddler allegedly murdered by their stepfather 50 years ago says he faced a 'brick wall' trying to report the crime in the years since.

    Mr Booth today told the court today he went to police three times in the intervening years, but was 'brushed off'.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ng-murder.html



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