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Bermondsey’s Paul Deya jailed for 20 years for murder of his son

32-year-old Paul Deya has been sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment for the murder of his three-year-old son at their home on the Lynton Estate in Bermondsey.

Paul Deya

Paul Deya, now 32, murdered Wilson Deya in their home on the Lynton Estate in Bermondsey on 23 November 2009.

He was convicted at the Old Bailey on 21 January.

Speaking after the sentencing, Paul's wife Jackline Deya said: "My little angel Wilson, taken away from us too soon by a jealous, possessive man.

"Life will never be the same without you Wilson.

"How can a man who was supposed to protect you be the monster who turned around and took your life away?

"We will always miss you and cherish the good memories we shared together during your birthdays and your every day.

"Nothing can ever replace your lovely smile and laughter. I feel so blessed by the memories you gave me.

"Your little sister misses you so much. She misses you playing with her. I know she will always hold you dear in her heart because you will always be her big brother.

"We have been left devastated. Wilson was a boy full of life. The impact on my family and friends has been traumatic. Wilson's death has changed many lives.

Nothing can ever bring you back but today we are glad that justice has prevailed.

"Taken away from us too soon. We will forever miss you Wilson."

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