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Ex-Tory minister's adopted son who killed Alfie Lamb and abusive mother 'net £258,000 in legal aid'

Ex-Tory minister's adopted son who crushed a boy to death because he would not stop crying and the boy's abusive mother receive '£258,000 in legal aid'. 

Stephen Waterson, 26, whose adoptive father is ex-Tory minister Nigel Waterson, rammed three-year-old Alfie Lamb with a car seat in the footwell of a blue Audi A4 convertible last year. 

Waterson was jailed for seven years and six months for manslaughter at the Old Bailey in November and received £148,312.20 in legal aid, according to The Sun. 

Stephen Waterson, 26, jailed for seven years and six months for manslaughter (left). Adrian Hoare, 24, received £110,630.79 of taxpayers' money and was found guilty of child cruelty (right) 

Alfie's abusive mother Adrian Hoare, 24, reportedly received £110,630.79 of taxpayers' money and was found guilty of child cruelty.

She was jailed for two years and nine months in May for failing to protect her son who pleaded 'Mummy, Mummy' as he was crushed. 

Alfie's grandmother Janis Templeton-Hoare was shocked by the huge legal payouts.   

Alfie died three days later at St Thomas’ Hospital in South London after the decision was made to turn off his life support machine

She said: 'I can't believe it. He should be made to pay a percentage of the money back.'

Alfie was in the Audi A4 convertible when Waterson twice moved his electric seat back in a ‘fit of childish temper’.  

Hoare said she tried calm Alfie down and tell Waterson to stop but he refused. 

Alfie died three days later at St Thomas’ Hospital in South London after the decision was made to turn off his life support machine. 

Stephen Waterson pictured with his father, former Conservative MP for Eastbourne, Nigel Waterson 

Alfie was in the Audi A4 convertible when Waterson twice moved his electric seat back in a ‘fit of childish temper’

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