Loffley told police he had never hit his kids and was not responsible for the death of his stepson.
"I never assaulted my kids. I've got a few from assaulting my kids' mums but never my kids, ever, ever my kids. Ever.''
He said he was doing a "Man Alive course'' with anti-violence education provider Shine and was trying to complete his probation for a charge of male assaults female.
"I was just trying to keep out of trouble, just do my all, my probation things correctly and try not to breach so I go back to prison.''
The High Court jury will be most interested to hear that Loffley sees a difference between beating his wife and beating his (or other men's) children.
Well, we have some news for him; domestic violence is never OK; not ever. NEVER.