On Sunday, a 22-year-old man who was serving a life sentence for murdering his two-day-old baby was found dead in his cell at HM Prison Leeds in England after another inmate allegedly killed him.
Liam Deane had been jailed in October after punching, shaking and squeezing his baby girl, Luna, to death because she wouldn’t stop crying. Deane admitted murdering his daughter while her mother was asleep. The baby died in intensive care after suffering “catastrophic brain injuries.”
Michael Smith, who prosecuted Deane, stated of Deane, “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.”
Luna’s mother had a statement written to the court in which she said, “Seeing Luna on life support in the hospital will last with me forever. I can’t describe how that felt. I would not wish it upon my worst enemy.”
Despite the life sentence, Deane’s minimum stay in jail could have been ten years; another inmate, John Westland, 28, was charged with Deane’s murder in court on Tuesday.