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

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

He had been left with Luna by her mum who went to take a nap on 10 July.

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

But today police said Deane had been found dead in his cell at HMP Leeds on Sunday.

On Tuesday, serving prisoner John Westland, 28, appeared before Leeds Magistrates' Court accused of Deane's murder.

Westfield was remanded in custody to appear at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday.

Deane had been given a life sentence and was told he would serve a minimum of ten years in prison.

Deane punched Luna in the face, squeezed her body and arms and shook her.

Michael Smith, prosecuting, said the injuries found on the baby included injuries to her brain, body and face.

"He (Deane) 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", the prosecutor said.

Deane, from Wakefield, West Yorks., lost his temper during the night and subjected Luna to an attack when she continued to cry.

"Luna suffered an assault at the hands of one of the people who was responsible for her care and wellbeing".

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

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

Richard Wright, who was representing Deane, said: "In my submission, there is simply no explanation for the defendant's behavior".

"Seeing Luna on life support in the hospital will last with me forever", Luna's mother wrote on a victim's statement.

'I can't describe how that felt. "I would not wish it upon my worst enemy", as her mother was quoted saying in it.

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