Father Who Beat His Newborn Daughter To Death Is Found Dead In Prison Cell
On 15th November 2017
Liam Deane had left his two-day-old daughter Luna with catastrophic brain injuries because she "would not stop crying" and she died three days later in hospital. Deane was jailed a month ago after pleading guilty to punching two-day-old Luna in the face causing fatal injuries.
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 convicted of murder earlier this year after a court heard that he attacked the newborn child when she “would not stop crying”.
On July 17, two days after Luna was born, her mum Karen Bissett, 21, went upstairs at their home in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
The following day she was told by Deane that Luna was struggling to breathe after falling in the night and hitting her head.
They called an ambulance and paramedics arrived to notice her face was badly swollen and bruised.
Luna was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where she died in intensive care on July 14th, three days after the attack.
A doctor concluded Luna had died after suffering head trauma, leaving her with "catastrophic brain injuries."
Deane, from Wakefield, broke down when interviewed by police and admitted he was responsible for attacking the baby.