Mrs Justice Cox told Magdelena Luczak and Mariusz Krezolek that the scale of Daniel’s suffering had been on a “truly horrific scale” yet the couple had not shown a shred of remorse for their actions.
The prosecution and defence had agreed that the starting point for their sentence should be life with a minimum of 15-years.
But Mrs Justice Cox doubled that tariff, telling the pair they had breached the most important position of trust as the parents of a small child who deserved their love and protection.
Polish nationals, Luczak and Krezolek, simply stared straight ahead and showed no emotion as their interpreters translated the judge’s damning sentencing remarks.
Mrs Justice Cox said: “As the trial has progressed, harrowing details of the unimaginable acts of cruelty and brutality inflicted on little Daniel, over many months, have exposed both the torment and despair he must have suffered and your callous disregard for his pain and distress.