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Mother's Heartbreaking Plea: 'He Didn't Deserve To Die Like That'

The mother of a two-year-old hit-run crash victim says her son’s killer, a convicted pedophile, has shown no remorse and should “rot in jail”.

Michael Craig Bullock was found guilty by a District Court jury over the death of two-year-old Zayne Colson at Dover Gardens in February 2017.

“I wonder how someone could drive off and leave him, my baby, to die,” Zayne’s mother, Chantelle Young, said in a victim impact statement read by prosecutors on Monday.

“This is a life sentence for my kids and I.”

Ms Young said Zayne’s death has had an “extreme” impact on her and her six surviving children.

“The hardest part is not being able to watch Zayne grow up,” she said.

“He didn’t deserve to die like that.”

Supporters of the toddler that was killed wear printed t-shirts outside the court. Photo AAP

During the trial, the court heard Zayne was outside his house playing with his sisters when he was hit and dragged underneath the car for a few metres.

Prosecutor Rebecca Gray said Bullock immediately left the scene and returned to his nearby home, where his wife contacted emergency services.

Bullock testified he was travelling about 35km/h on the residential street when he swerved to miss one of Zayne’s sisters and felt something under his wheels but just thought it was a ball.

A jury found him guilty of one aggravated count of driving without due care and leaving the scene of an accident.

Bullock was in 2004 sentenced to nine years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to crimes including unlawful sexual intercourse with a six-year-old child.

Since then, he has also spent time in jail for the indecent assault of a 16-year-old girl and two counts of possessing child pornography.

Judge Paul Cuthbertson will sentence Bullock, who is appealing his conviction, at a later date.