Eltham teen Cameron Rose who killed older lover Sadie Henry's three-year-old son Rhys Lawrie in Erith gets five-year sentence

Eltham teen Cameron Rose who killed lover's toddler in Erith gets five-year sentence

Cameron Rose

Rhys Lawrie

Sadie Henry

Rhys Lawrie

First published in Crime News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

AN ELTHAM teenager has been locked up for five years after being found guilty of killing his 28-year-old lover's toddler.

Cameron Rose, aged 18, of Wolfe Crescent, was sentenced at the Old Bailey today for the manslaughter of three-year-old Rhys Lawrie at the youngster's home in Columbus Square, Erith, on January 21 last year.

The epileptic child died from a brain haemorrhage and was found battered by his mother Sadie Henry - who was Rose's lover - after the teenager had been looking after him.

Rose was just 16 at the time and told an Old Bailey jury he continued to see his older lover after the tragic events – sometimes meeting in the park for sex.

The teenager – who had emotional and behavioural issues and problems at home – was convicted of manslaughter and one count of actual bodily harm by a jury on October 30.

Rose pumped the air after Judge Peter Beaumont sentenced him to four-and-a-half years for manslaughter and six months for ABH, to be spent in a youth detention centre and to run consecutively.

Judge Beaumont told Rose: “Rhys died a dreadful, violent death at your hands and that must never ever be forgotten."

Rose will spend half his sentence in custody and then be released on licence.

Henry was also cautioned for perverting the course of justice on February 22 this year.

The toddler’s grandfather Trevor Lawrie paid tribute to his “adorable” grandson.

The 64-year-old grandfather-of-two said: “He was a lovely little boy. He was an absolutely adorable little boy."

Investigating officer for the child abuse command Detective Chief Inspector Michael Orchard added: "Rhys Lawrie was not just vulnerable as any three-year-old child is by virtue of his age but he was also disabled and distressingly unable to tell anyone about the violence and pain he was suffering at the hands of Cameron Rose.

“Rhys was hurt in his own home, the very place where he should have been safe and protected from danger.”

"The investigation into Rhys' death was a lengthy and complex one in which we worked with numerous professionals from a range of agencies in order to gather the evidence required to put Cameron Rose before a court so that he could be brought to justice.

"I am glad that today Rose will start a jail term handed to him for his appalling actions against an innocent and vulnerable child."
 

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12:10pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Gypo.Joe says...

WTF, this is a joke.

That will teach him !!
WTF, this is a joke. That will teach him !! Gypo.Joe
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12:42pm Thu 29 Nov 12

AndrewSE says...

Absolutley ridiculous 2 1/2 years for killing a child

"pumped the air" - Shows that he has absolutley no remorse,
Absolutley ridiculous 2 1/2 years for killing a child "pumped the air" - Shows that he has absolutley no remorse, AndrewSE
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12:58pm Thu 29 Nov 12

simonwebb70 says...

An eye for an eye. No remorse and out in 2 years to ruin someone elses life. Our laws are such a joke and all thanks to The Labour Party.
An eye for an eye. No remorse and out in 2 years to ruin someone elses life. Our laws are such a joke and all thanks to The Labour Party. simonwebb70
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1:18pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Tip-Top says...

Absolutely shocking…..his actions whilst being sentenced were extremely shameful!!!!
Absolutely shocking…..his actions whilst being sentenced were extremely shameful!!!! Tip-Top
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1:20pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Anthony1 says...

Disgusting kill a child and get five years what about getting life for killing somebody especially a child.
Disgusting kill a child and get five years what about getting life for killing somebody especially a child. Anthony1
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1:45pm Thu 29 Nov 12

mammado says...

i am a mum and disgusted by what i have read pumping the air he should have got another five yrs for that alone i hope everytime this evil immature 18 yr old shuts his eyes he sees the face of that poor innocent little boy who suffered at the hands of sickening indivdual . And as for the mother i hope she suffers for the rest of her life too for trying to protect this animal because thats all they both deserve . lets hope he gets his just deserts in the young offenders .
i am a mum and disgusted by what i have read pumping the air he should have got another five yrs for that alone i hope everytime this evil immature 18 yr old shuts his eyes he sees the face of that poor innocent little boy who suffered at the hands of sickening indivdual . And as for the mother i hope she suffers for the rest of her life too for trying to protect this animal because thats all they both deserve . lets hope he gets his just deserts in the young offenders . mammado
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2:34pm Thu 29 Nov 12

ksc says...

JUDGE PETER BEAUMONT, YOU SHOULD BE VERY MUCH ASHAMED OF YOUR SELF, YOU GAVE A LEG UP TO A CHILD KILLER.
JUDGE PETER BEAUMONT, YOU SHOULD BE VERY MUCH ASHAMED OF YOUR SELF, YOU GAVE A LEG UP TO A CHILD KILLER. ksc
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3:11pm Thu 29 Nov 12

boyise says...

there is no justices in this country it makes me sick that poor little boy had everything to live for and that scumbag takes it all away my heart gos out to the family
there is no justices in this country it makes me sick that poor little boy had everything to live for and that scumbag takes it all away my heart gos out to the family boyise
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3:52pm Thu 29 Nov 12

old nick says...

speechless.
speechless. old nick
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4:58pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Tip-Top says...

The system is broken.

I believe this was the maximum sentence the judge could have issued due to the actual charge and his age......I stand to be corrected!!!
The system is broken. I believe this was the maximum sentence the judge could have issued due to the actual charge and his age......I stand to be corrected!!! Tip-Top
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5:23pm Thu 29 Nov 12

the wall says...

I wonder how hard he is when it's someone the same size as him.

Complete oxygen thief, I hope the rest of his life is a painful one.
I wonder how hard he is when it's someone the same size as him. Complete oxygen thief, I hope the rest of his life is a painful one. the wall
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6:40pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Bevangirl says...

Lock both this monster and the poor child's mother up and throw away the key. I truly hope this 'mother' hasn't got any other children.
Lock both this monster and the poor child's mother up and throw away the key. I truly hope this 'mother' hasn't got any other children. Bevangirl
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8:00pm Thu 29 Nov 12

greenhouseman says...

simonwebb70 wrote:
An eye for an eye. No remorse and out in 2 years to ruin someone elses life. Our laws are such a joke and all thanks to The Labour Party.
What the hell has this got to do with the Labour Party, you dimwit.
I agree an eye for an eye. This little scumbag should be chased all his life.
[quote][p][bold]simonwebb70[/bold] wrote: An eye for an eye. No remorse and out in 2 years to ruin someone elses life. Our laws are such a joke and all thanks to The Labour Party.[/p][/quote]What the hell has this got to do with the Labour Party, you dimwit. I agree an eye for an eye. This little scumbag should be chased all his life. greenhouseman
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8:08pm Thu 29 Nov 12

lollie,erith says...

its disgusting that a life means so little. that little boy was so gorgeous. how could any mother continue meeting up with a man who murdered her child.and how was he allowed to be free before the trial.
its disgusting that a life means so little. that little boy was so gorgeous. how could any mother continue meeting up with a man who murdered her child.and how was he allowed to be free before the trial. lollie,erith
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9:54pm Thu 29 Nov 12

reallyareyousure says...

see you inside my boy your regret it and im the one that locks you up every tehree hours. bout time you meet mr noye at the pool table
see you inside my boy your regret it and im the one that locks you up every tehree hours. bout time you meet mr noye at the pool table reallyareyousure
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10:34pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Marty1979 says...

greenhouseman wrote:
simonwebb70 wrote:
An eye for an eye. No remorse and out in 2 years to ruin someone elses life. Our laws are such a joke and all thanks to The Labour Party.
What the hell has this got to do with the Labour Party, you dimwit.
I agree an eye for an eye. This little scumbag should be chased all his life.
Exactly my thoughts - why blame the labour party?
[quote][p][bold]greenhouseman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]simonwebb70[/bold] wrote: An eye for an eye. No remorse and out in 2 years to ruin someone elses life. Our laws are such a joke and all thanks to The Labour Party.[/p][/quote]What the hell has this got to do with the Labour Party, you dimwit. I agree an eye for an eye. This little scumbag should be chased all his life.[/p][/quote]Exactly my thoughts - why blame the labour party? Marty1979
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10:44pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Oldchap says...

Bevangirl wrote:
Lock both this monster and the poor child's mother up and throw away the key. I truly hope this 'mother' hasn't got any other children.
She has - they said on the news that Rose murdered the boy whilst the mother was on the school run with another of her children
[quote][p][bold]Bevangirl[/bold] wrote: Lock both this monster and the poor child's mother up and throw away the key. I truly hope this 'mother' hasn't got any other children.[/p][/quote]She has - they said on the news that Rose murdered the boy whilst the mother was on the school run with another of her children Oldchap
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10:46pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Oldchap says...

Tip-Top wrote:
The system is broken.

I believe this was the maximum sentence the judge could have issued due to the actual charge and his age......I stand to be corrected!!!
Assuming it is the maximum - why didn't the judge charge the scumbag with contempt of court & get a few months added
[quote][p][bold]Tip-Top[/bold] wrote: The system is broken. I believe this was the maximum sentence the judge could have issued due to the actual charge and his age......I stand to be corrected!!![/p][/quote]Assuming it is the maximum - why didn't the judge charge the scumbag with contempt of court & get a few months added Oldchap
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11:16pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Marty1979 says...

Some other papers have listed injuries inflicted on the poor child by Rose over a period of months
Knuckle marks
Split lip
Suspected fractured jaw

And on the final assault
Broken leg
Head injury
Bruising to face ears and body
His face was so swollen paramedics could not open an eye to shine a torch

His mother had been a medic - after the earlier injuries how could she leave her son with Rose?
Some other papers have listed injuries inflicted on the poor child by Rose over a period of months Knuckle marks Split lip Suspected fractured jaw And on the final assault Broken leg Head injury Bruising to face ears and body His face was so swollen paramedics could not open an eye to shine a torch His mother had been a medic - after the earlier injuries how could she leave her son with Rose? Marty1979
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8:21am Fri 30 Nov 12

Tip-Top says...

Oldchap wrote:
Tip-Top wrote: The system is broken. I believe this was the maximum sentence the judge could have issued due to the actual charge and his age......I stand to be corrected!!!
Assuming it is the maximum - why didn't the judge charge the scumbag with contempt of court & get a few months added
Only the judge can answer that, but I agree....any excuse should have been used to lock him up further.

Have seen other reports that he's in solitary confinement for his safety, due to other "inmates" knowing what he had done.

As the Wall said earlier, I doubt very much he would have done anything like this with someone of a similar size. Even in the picture above, he deserves a slap!

How anyone can inflict pain on a child is beyond belief!
[quote][p][bold]Oldchap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tip-Top[/bold] wrote: The system is broken. I believe this was the maximum sentence the judge could have issued due to the actual charge and his age......I stand to be corrected!!![/p][/quote]Assuming it is the maximum - why didn't the judge charge the scumbag with contempt of court & get a few months added[/p][/quote]Only the judge can answer that, but I agree....any excuse should have been used to lock him up further. Have seen other reports that he's in solitary confinement for his safety, due to other "inmates" knowing what he had done. As the Wall said earlier, I doubt very much he would have done anything like this with someone of a similar size. Even in the picture above, he deserves a slap! How anyone can inflict pain on a child is beyond belief! Tip-Top
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10:16am Fri 30 Nov 12

Gypo.Joe says...

"How anyone can inflict pain on a child is beyond belief"

Well there's one 18 year old 'child' I could harm.
"How anyone can inflict pain on a child is beyond belief" Well there's one 18 year old 'child' I could harm. Gypo.Joe
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10:21am Fri 30 Nov 12

Tip-Top says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
"How anyone can inflict pain on a child is beyond belief" Well there's one 18 year old 'child' I could harm.
I'll join the back of the queue.
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: "How anyone can inflict pain on a child is beyond belief" Well there's one 18 year old 'child' I could harm.[/p][/quote]I'll join the back of the queue. Tip-Top
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10:59am Fri 30 Nov 12

Queenie61 says...

Makes me sick to the pit of my stomach, to think someone can do such a thing to an innocent child...And what makes me even more sick is that i knew the child murderers family years ago i am just glad i have nothing to do with them no more!!!....Hope Cameron rots in hell!!!
Makes me sick to the pit of my stomach, to think someone can do such a thing to an innocent child...And what makes me even more sick is that i knew the child murderers family years ago i am just glad i have nothing to do with them no more!!!....Hope Cameron rots in hell!!! Queenie61
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11:06am Fri 30 Nov 12

Gypo.Joe says...

Tip-Top wrote:
Gypo.Joe wrote:
"How anyone can inflict pain on a child is beyond belief" Well there's one 18 year old 'child' I could harm.
I'll join the back of the queue.
I know what you mean TT. I bet there would be a large queue. This A holes card is marked for years to come !
[quote][p][bold]Tip-Top[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: "How anyone can inflict pain on a child is beyond belief" Well there's one 18 year old 'child' I could harm.[/p][/quote]I'll join the back of the queue.[/p][/quote]I know what you mean TT. I bet there would be a large queue. This A holes card is marked for years to come ! Gypo.Joe
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1:06pm Fri 30 Nov 12

AndrewSE says...

Looking at the picture he would need solitary for protection.

Doesnt look like he would stand a chance against someone his own age.

Hopefully the other inmates will find some time alone with him.
Looking at the picture he would need solitary for protection. Doesnt look like he would stand a chance against someone his own age. Hopefully the other inmates will find some time alone with him. AndrewSE
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2:56pm Fri 30 Nov 12

grumbo says...

The mother should have been punished as well for allowing this to happen and her being a ex army medic and for shielding him makes me sick to think she still has her other child that she could put at risk
why would you leave a child with him if he had hurt the boy before surely no matter what the weather was like you would have taken him with you rather than taking this risk
sick mother sick boyfriend they must have made a lovely pair
The mother should have been punished as well for allowing this to happen and her being a ex army medic and for shielding him makes me sick to think she still has her other child that she could put at risk why would you leave a child with him if he had hurt the boy before surely no matter what the weather was like you would have taken him with you rather than taking this risk sick mother sick boyfriend they must have made a lovely pair grumbo
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3:48pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott says...

There's nothing to discuss here.

If our society worked the way it should, Rose would already be swinging at the end of a rope.

Simples.
There's nothing to discuss here. If our society worked the way it should, Rose would already be swinging at the end of a rope. Simples. Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott
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5:33pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Marty1979 says...

Except he's not!

In a young offenders institution he'll have a nice comfy room, maybe sharing with one other. He'll have a Playstation with the latest games, satellite TV, DVD player with any films he wants
Meals provided, access to a gym you'd pay £100 a month for

Yep, that's punishment.

He's not in an adult prison so unlikely to be in danger of retribution
Except he's not! In a young offenders institution he'll have a nice comfy room, maybe sharing with one other. He'll have a Playstation with the latest games, satellite TV, DVD player with any films he wants Meals provided, access to a gym you'd pay £100 a month for Yep, that's punishment. He's not in an adult prison so unlikely to be in danger of retribution Marty1979
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10:36am Sat 1 Dec 12

Gypo.Joe says...

He may well be in a young offenders institution, but lets all hope he soon gets shown just who the daddy is.
He may well be in a young offenders institution, but lets all hope he soon gets shown just who the daddy is. Gypo.Joe
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10:57am Sat 1 Dec 12

Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
He may well be in a young offenders institution, but lets all hope he soon gets shown just who the daddy is.
Yes, I agree. And hopefully he will get a job in the greenhouse.
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: He may well be in a young offenders institution, but lets all hope he soon gets shown just who the daddy is.[/p][/quote]Yes, I agree. And hopefully he will get a job in the greenhouse. Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott
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12:43pm Sat 1 Dec 12

greenhouseman says...

Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott wrote:
Gypo.Joe wrote:
He may well be in a young offenders institution, but lets all hope he soon gets shown just who the daddy is.
Yes, I agree. And hopefully he will get a job in the greenhouse.
My Lord Erastus,
Please don't under estimate the power of the greenhouse. Nice things grow in them. This little scumbag would be better on the compost heap!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: He may well be in a young offenders institution, but lets all hope he soon gets shown just who the daddy is.[/p][/quote]Yes, I agree. And hopefully he will get a job in the greenhouse.[/p][/quote]My Lord Erastus, Please don't under estimate the power of the greenhouse. Nice things grow in them. This little scumbag would be better on the compost heap! greenhouseman
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5:04pm Sat 1 Dec 12

neonis says...

That poor little child, I hope that scum sucker that did that murdered the poor child gets tortured over and over again, then dies a very very long and slow painful death extended over years and the so called 'mother' of that poor innocent child gets the same too!!
That poor little child, I hope that scum sucker that did that murdered the poor child gets tortured over and over again, then dies a very very long and slow painful death extended over years and the so called 'mother' of that poor innocent child gets the same too!! neonis
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4:52pm Sun 2 Dec 12

AnneMarie2012 says...

Two and a half years for murdering a toddler.. Yes thats definatley a lesson learnt!

Sentences are getting less and less for such horrendous crimes. Take some government money build a new prison and put scum like this away for a suitable time.
Two and a half years for murdering a toddler.. Yes thats definatley a lesson learnt! Sentences are getting less and less for such horrendous crimes. Take some government money build a new prison and put scum like this away for a suitable time. AnneMarie2012
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4:35pm Mon 3 Dec 12

kentmum says...

He was swung around by his foot and banged his head into a wall and the scumbag only got 2.5yrs? Where's the justice for little Rhys? He should never be released.

His 'mother' even met up with her sons murderer for sex in a park. How disrespectful to her sons memory. She should be punished too.
He was swung around by his foot and banged his head into a wall and the scumbag only got 2.5yrs? Where's the justice for little Rhys? He should never be released. His 'mother' even met up with her sons murderer for sex in a park. How disrespectful to her sons memory. She should be punished too. kentmum
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7:09pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Marty1979 says...

Remember he "had emotional and behavioural issues and problems at home"
Remember he "had emotional and behavioural issues and problems at home" Marty1979
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