UK Man Convicted in Child's Death Found Dead in Cell, Inmate Charged

Baby killer who punched daughter to death found 'murdered' in prison

Baby killer who punched daughter to death found 'murdered' in prison

Luna's mum had left her with Deane while she went to get some sleep.

Liam Deane was found dead in his cell at HMP Leeds on SundayWho was Liam Dean and what did he do?

Serving prisoner John Westland, 28, appeared before Leeds Magistrates today accused of murdering fellow inmate Liam Deane at HMP Leeds.

A British prisoner is facing murder charges after he allegedly killed another prisoner who was behind bars for hitting and shaking his newborn baby to death.

A hearing will take place on Thursday at Leeds Crown Court.

Deane's death comes just five weeks after he was jailed for life with a minimum of 10 years over the death of his daughter in July.

In October, Mirror reported the Deane admitted to repeatedly punching his newborn baby in the face, squeezing her, and shaking her violently.

Michael Smith, the prosecutor during Deane's trial, said the infant had injuries to her brain, body, and face.

Mr Smith said: 'He said he was responsible for all of the injuries that she had suffered and he said that Luna had not settled down and he lost control'.

Leeds Prison. Source AAP
Leeds Prison. Source AAP

Deane lost his temper during the night and subjected Luna to an attack when she continued to cry.

Luna was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where she died in intensive care on July 14, three days after the attack.

Paramedics arrived and noticed her face was badly swollen and bruised.

A doctor concluded Luna had died after suffering head trauma, leaving her with "catastrophic brain injuries".

Deane had initially told the baby's mother, Karen Bissett, 21, that she had fallen, but broke down when interviewed by police.

"In my submission there is simply no explanation for the defendant's behavior", his lawyer, Richard Wright, was quoted as saying. "Deane will now face life in prison as a result of his abhorrent actions and I hope the family can find some comfort in this verdict".

Mr Wright read a victim statement to the court on behalf of Luna's mother.

'I can't describe how that felt.

The Recorder of Leeds, judge Peter Collier, QC, said: 'You were caring for your two-day old child.

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