Keegan Downer in a family video
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Killer guardian Kandyce Downer 'barbaric, inhuman, evil'

A senior police officer has described child killer Kandyce Downer's treatment of her victim as "downright evil".

Mother-of-four Downer has been found guilty of murdering 18-month-old Keegan at the family home in Beckbury Road, Weoley Castle, Birmingham.

The child had suffered more than 120 separate injuries.

Born in March 2014 to a heroin-addict mother, Keegan was placed with 35-year-old Downer as her legal guardian in January 2015.

Det Insp Harry Harrison, of West Midlands Police, described the case as "harrowing".

  • 03 May 2016