Heartbroken Andreea Stefan has a simple message for evil Denis Beytula after he murdered their baby son: "I will never forgive you."
Devastated Andreea was in court to see her ex jailed for life for the shocking attack in which he stabbed their three-week-old baby to death then tried to kill her.
As Beytula, 27, was told he will serve at least 23 years of a life sentence, a victim impact statement was read out on behalf of Andreea at Newcastle Crown Court.
She told how she thought she was in love with her abuser but said: "Love doesn't kill babies."
Andreea, 21, said: “He was the man who was supposed to love us and take care of us.
”I don’t know how he can cope with what he has done.
”I’m certain he will have portrayed himself as the victim and blamed me for everything he has done because this was always his way.
“It’s simply the objective truth that I was in an abusive relationship with Denis who was my abuser and I was the victim.
“At times he was the hallmark of a perfect partner. He never cheated, never hit me, never went out with friends and I now recognise this is standard behaviour in an abusive relationship.
“The connection we had at times felt like love, however love doesn’t look like the relationship we had.
“Love doesn’t punch the walls and furniture and try to control their partner.
”Love doesn’t threaten to kill me.
”Love doesn’t kill babies.
“When you love someone you don’t abuse someone like Denis did to me.”
Andreea, of Wallsend, said she didn’t leave him because she feared she couldn’t find a better partner and didn’t want another father for her son but now recognises he had manipulated her.
She added: “Denis can’t be called a father considering the way he killed my beautiful baby.
“My whole world was shattered and my worst nightmare came true.
”Andrei was brought to me in the critical care unit for one last goodbye before his life support was turned off.
“The poor little boy who was inside me for nine months.”
She added: “I suffered six stab wounds which caused severe internal bleeding.
“The worst pain comes from my broken heart.
“Some of my darkest moments have been at night, trying to come to terms with everything.
“The nightmares, the feeling of being stabbed, the crying of my baby son, the being unable to be a mother.
”At times it was unbearable and I just wanted to die.
“I have spent every second since it happened torturing myself, blaming myself for not breaking up with Denis earlier.”
She added: “My son never got the chance to start school, make friends, go to college, get married or have children.
“These are the things that will break my heart even more as his life was so brutally taken from him due to Denis’ actions.
“The man who was supposed to be his father.
“I continue to believe I will find love.
”Surviving Denis’ crimes and abuse has only made me stronger.
”While Denis made me the victim I made myself the survivor.
“If there’s one thing I want Denis to know from this statement with everything I am, with everything I have ever been, and with everything I will ever be, I will never forgive him.”