After telling the courts that it was a ‘disgrace’ that he was put on trial for the murder of his 6 year old daughter, Ellie, British man Ben Butler has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his child.

The Judge, Mr Justice Wilkie, referred to Ben Butler as ‘evil’ as he handed down the sentence of life in prison, minimum of 23 years, for the horrific murder of his daughter in South London. Bens partner, Jenny Gray, will spend 42 months in jail for covering up the murder and child cruelty.

36 year old stay at home Dad, Ben Butler had bashed 6-year-old Ellie to death up to two hours before he called an ambulance, claiming that she was jumping up and down on her bed watching Peppa Pig when the injuries occurred.

During the two hours before calling an ambulance, Ben Butler and his partner, Jenny Gray, destroyed evidence.

Ellie was only returned to the care of the couple a year after his conviction was quashed for shaking Ellie as a baby. The Mirror reports that a source told the judge, retired Dame Mary Hogg, who had handed back the girl that ‘you are going to have blood on your hands’.

RIP Ellie.

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  • I hope this little girl got to experience some joy in her life at some point. Poor baby!


  • Rosie Batty, reasently organised a petition to hand to the government to change laws in the family law court for this very reason. The petition attracted over 20,000 signitures. If we, in Australia want change, we should stand up and be counted and support people like Rosie Batty who are advicating changes on family law and domestic violence. Other wise these atrosities will just keep happening. You could also write to your local member with your concerns about these issues. I hope Britain supports their advicates on these laws being changed and something is done.


  • I hope he gets his punishments in jail, RIP gorgeous


  • RIP Ellie. Let down by the judge and no more pain from the monster that was supposed to love you


  • RIP little Ellie. An angel in heaven now and safe.


  • Poor girl! Why did they give Ellie back to him after he had already been convicted for mistreatment of Ellie when she was a little baby? :-(


  • That poor child. And her mother too, I assume.


  • Some children are dealt a horrible hand in life when it comes to parents. RIP Ellie.


  • oh that poor child. never let him out!


  • Poor little girl. You will get a taste of the torture you inflicted on this little girl yourself in prison


  • Poor baby. RIP Ellie :(


  • At least justice was served and he will be in jail for a very long time.


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