A MONSTER killed his girlfriend’s daughter – hitting her 15 times because she wouldn’t stop crying.
Maksim Chizhik, 27, was babysitting Marina, two, and her brother Chizhik, in Minsk, Belarus when his temper flared.
Medics said Marina was covered in 198 bruises when she arrived in a critical condition, both old and new.
They inferred that Chizhik had been beating her for a while, before the incident on January 29.
A local said: “They [Chizhik and Yekaterina Komar] beat up all five of their children. Several times we tried to step in and told the mother to call the police.
“She insulted us and said that they were her children and she could do to them what she wanted. I regret we did not call the police. It might have saved the youngest child’s life.”
His girlfriend Yekaterina Komar, had gone to work, when the children started playing loudly.
But after Chizhik shouted for them to be quiet, little Marina began to cry louder.
In a fit of rage, he struck the young girl 39 times on her body, and 15 times on the head.
When Komar arrived from work, Marina appeared unwell, according to reports, but she stopped breathing after she went to bed.
Komar called emergency services, and paramedics found the young girl in a critical condition, covered in terrible bruises.
She was rushed to a local hospital and taken to an intensive care unit, where she died.
Chizhik and Komar were arrested after medics reported the incident to police.
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He was charged with murdering a minor and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Komar was deprived of her parental rights to her other four children and she was sentenced to two years in a correctional facility for leaving her daughter in danger.
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