Toddler Holdsworth
 1956

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In 1956 a child known today only as Toddler Holdsworth, was beaten to death by his mother. The mother claimed that the child was "dirty in his habits" and she beat him for over a year with straps and the buckles on the straps. His body was covered with wounds from the beatings he had been given. On his head, neck, back, arms and legs were wounds from the straps he had been beaten with.

The judge in the case described the beatings as "systematic torture" and said it was one of the most shocking cases of child abuse that he could remember. The judge said that the death of this child was a "merciful release".

I believe this happened in England though I have only been able to find the information I have stated above,
about this case.

Death Occurred in England

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