Baby killer who punched newborn daughter to death is found dead in his cell - 2018-08-16


A father who killed his daughter because she wouldn’t stop crying has been found dead in his cell after apparently being murdered by another inmate.Liam Deane, 22, was jailed a month ago after pleading guilty to punching two-day-old Luna in the face causing fatal injuries.He was found dead in his cell at HMP Leeds on Sunday and another inmate, John Westland, 28, has been charged with murder.Westland was flanked by two police officers and a member of court escort staff as he was brought into the dock.He remained handcuffed throughout the brief hearing, speaking only to confirm his personal details.A hearing will take place on Thursday at Leeds Crown Court. Luna’s mum had left her with Deane while she went to get some sleep.But he lost his temper during the night when Luna continued to cry, Leeds Crown Court heard.Prosecutor Michael Smith said the injuries found on the baby included injuries to her brain, body and face.