(Scroll down for video) A man admitted to murdering a little boy because he was annoying.
The man now faces life imprisonment for the murder of the bright and beautiful three-year-old boy.
Peter Gavin Cawser inflicted fatal head injuries to Dylan Crean, the son of his then partner, Katie Crean, in August of last year.
Cawser had originally denied killing the boy, but yesterday, at Leicester Crown Court in the United Kingdom, admitted to the crime.
After hearing Cawser admit that he killed the boy, Miss Crean said: "I'm happy this is over now. I can begin to heal.”
Ms. Crean described Dylan as "fun, bold, bright and beautiful", and said: "I love Dylan very much and miss him terribly every day. My life is so different now, and not a day goes by that I do not think of my child and his charming smile. If you knew Dylan you could not stop loving him. Nobody will understand what he took from me, and I hope nobody else has to go through what I have gone through in the last 12 months, and with what I will have to spend the rest of my life with. I'm glad he admitted what he did, and prevented me from having to sit through a trial."
She also thanked Leicestershire Police and hospital staff, who tried to save Dylan, and all those who had shown their support since the tragedy.
Officers were called by the ambulance service to Ms. Crean and Dylan’s house on Edward Street, Albert Village, northwest of Leicestershire, at 4:55 p.m. on August 30, 2011 on a report that a child had suffered life-threatening injuries.
Dylan was taken to Royal Derby Hospital and later moved to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he died the next day.
Detective Chief Inspector Matt Hewson, who led the investigation of the tragedy, said after the hearing: "Dylan would have celebrated his fifth birthday today, if not for the actions of a trusted person. With Cawser pleading guilty to Dylan’s murder the mother does not have to relive the events of that tragic day. Our thoughts are with the mother of Dylan, whose nightmare began in August, and will continue forever."
At that time, neighbors said that Dylan and his mother had moved to the house in the village of Albert, just days before the death of the child.
He told Judge Michael Pert QC that he did not plan to assault the boy, but suddenly lost control.
In his interview with police, Cawser had admitted to be "annoyed" by Dylan, the court was told. Cawser was a music DJ.