THE mother of a five-year-old boy punched to death by her convicted woman-beater boyfriend told an inquest yesterday she was never warned of the killer’s history of violence.
Lilya Breha, 32, claims she heard probation officers joking on the phone with Marvyn Iheanacho before he battered young Alex Malcolm for losing a trainer.
And she said the probation service did not tell her Iheanacho, 39 at the time of the murder, had being jailed for a string of assaults on previous girlfriends.
‘I could see how lenient they were with him and I never thought there were any serious problems,’ she told Southwark coroner’s court.
Iheanacho (pictured) had been freed on licence from prison six months before he attacked Alex in November 2016 in Catford, south-east London. He was jailed for life for the murder, with a minimum tariff of 21 years.
Ms Breha said his family also hid his violent past, adding: ‘I never, ever had any concerns he could harm anyone.’ The inquest continues.