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‘Despicable’: Christian hip-hop producer jailed

Jailed: Kodi James Maybir. Photo: SuppliedA Christian hip-hop music producer whomurdered his girlfriend’s intellectually disabled seven-year-old son following months of “cruel, degrading and inhumane”abusehas been sentenced to 42 years jail.
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KodiJamesMaybir, 32, claimed the littleboy,Levai,had fallen off apogostick inside the music studio where the family lived in Oatley, in Sydney’s south, in May 2013.

Later, he toldinvestigators that the seven-year-old had slipped while undertaking a bizarre punishment that involved balancing on a coffee tin. Then, when the case came to trial, he claimed he had accidentally causedLevai’sfatal injuries while they were play wrestling.

On Friday, Justice Robert Allan Hulme saidMaybir’sversions of events were “outrageous and transparentlies aimed at minimising his own liability”.

Justice Hulmesaid the exact way theboy’sfractured skull and bleeding to the brain – caused by blunt force trauma – occurred “remains unknown to all except for MrMaybir”.Maybirand the boy’s motherKayla​James failed to seek medical attention untilLevaiwas found dead the next morning.

A post-mortem found dozens and dozens of both old and recentbruises, fractures,abrasionsand scars on the boy’s20.5 kg body – the result of months of mistreatment andcruel physical punishments in the lead-up to his death.

Levai, 7, endured months of abuse before his murder.

The Crown had called for a life sentence.

Justice Hulme saidMaybirremains “completely unrepentant with no acknowledgement of the enormity of his inhumane conduct”.

However, he foundthe case was not in the worst category of murder because there was no evidence of premeditationand sentenced him to a maximum of 38 years with a non-parole period of 28-and-a-half years for murder.

Maybirwas alsosentencedfor 10additional offences for assaulting and abusingLevaiin the four monthsleading up to his death, including the production of child abuse material. His total non-parole period is 31-and-a-half years.

Maybirhad subjected the youngster to repeated acts of violent abuse under the guise of “punishment”in accordance with a “bizarre” discipline regime inspired by religion and a movie about Spartan soldiers called300.

Justice Hulme said Maybir “exhibited extreme religiousviews and parenting philosophies” and considered himself to be a saviour of single mothers.

The abuse had begun whenMaybirbecame involved withJames, a single mother of three,in January 2013. At the timehe was recording his albumInvisible Road, and they immediately began a sexual relationship.

Kodi James Maybir: Guilty of murdering a seven-year-old boy.

He was alsorecording an artist called Subliminal, for an album calledResist The Dark Force.His record company “took a strong stance against the music industry … opposing their ideals and how they push sex, drugs and alcohol in the form of music”, he told his trial last year.

James has already been convicted and sentenced to at least 10½ years’ jail for manslaughter by gross criminal negligence over the death of her son for failing to seek any medical assistance until after he was dead.

Giving evidence at his trial in return for a reduction in her sentence, James said she had come under the influence of her partner’s “bizarre” Christian philosophy, allowing him to punish her child violently and inflicting similar punishments herself. Her infatuation with and submission toMaybirwas described as “cult-like”. Prior to meeting him, the evidence showed she was a caring and diligent mother.

A number of the punishments are recorded on a mobile phone video, either byMaybiror James, including one incident in which the boy’s siblings were ordered to take turns hitting him in the stomach and the face.

On one occasion,MaybirincitedLevaito insert his finger into his younger brother’s anus as part of his attempt to convince James her children were being sexually abused by a male member of her family. Theincident wasrecorded on video and Justice Hulmesaid it is obviousLevaihad no idea of whatMaybirwas insinuating.

On other occasionsLevaiwas also forced to run laps, crouch on the floor with his arms outstretched for hours on end, and repeatedlyspanked, slapped and punched.

He was often denied food and water, forced to sit outside in cold weather without warm clothing and on one occasion forced to eat his own faeces.

“He’s always on thatpogostick,”Maybirtold police on May 21 afterLevai’sbody had been taken away. “He just fell off … hit the back of his head. “

Maybirsubsequently pleaded guilty to manslaughter over the boy’s death, but this plea was rejected by the Crown, which insisted he was guilty of murder.

As the Defence did not tender any psychiatric evidence on sentencing, Justice Hulme said he had no insight intoMaybir’s”despicable”behaviour.

Testimonials from 18 friends and family were tendered to the court, which variously describedMaybiras “gentle, honest, sincere, peaceful and family-oriented”.

But his previous good character and limited criminal history could only mitigate his sentence by a modest amount, Justice Hulme said.

Outside the court, the victim’s maternal grandfather Michael James said:”I think the punishment is deserved but how can anyone do that to a child? Not just my grandson, but any child?”

Detective Chief InspectorGrant Taylor saidinvestigatorsare relieved at the sentence.

“This was a particular nasty case because of all the video and photographicevidence that depictedthe deteriorationof youngLevairight up until his death,” he said.

“No homicide detective likes working on cases like this butwhen you live and breathe aninvestigationsuch as this from the beginning to the end,it’s very rewarding to see justice prevail.”

Maybirnodded to two female supporters as he was taken down from the dock.

Maybirwill be eligible for parole in March 2045.

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