Because his two-day-old daughter Luna “would not stop sobbing,” Liam Deane had left her with terrible brain injuries and died three days later in hospital. A month ago, Deane was sentenced to prison after admitting to hitting Luna, a two-day-old baby, in the face, causing fatal injuries.
After allegedly being murdered by another inmate, a father who killed his kid because she wouldn’t stop sobbing was discovered dead in his cell. Liam Deane, 22, was found guilty of murder earlier this year after a court heard that he struck the newborn baby because she “would not stop crying.”
Karen Bissett, 21, walked upstairs at their Wakefield, West Yorkshire, home on July 17, two days after Luna was born.
Deane informed her the next day that Luna was having trouble breathing after slipping and injuring her head the night before.
When paramedics came, they saw her face was severely swollen and bruised.
Luna was transferred to Leeds General Infirmary, where she died on July 14, three days after the incident, in intensive care.
Luna died as a result of head trauma, leaving her with “catastrophic brain injuries,” according to a specialist.
When questioned by police, Deane, from Wakefield, sobbed and claimed he was the one who attacked the baby.
On July 10, the infant, Luna, was left with her father as her mother went to sleep at their Wakefield home.
According to the court, Deane allegedly punched the baby in the face, shook her, and squeezed her.
After sustaining “catastrophic brain damage,” she died in critical care at Leeds General Infirmary.
Deane later broke down in tears during a police interview and confessed to the attack.
Deane’s murder has been charged against another inmate.
John Westland, 28, was remanded in custody after appearing in Leeds Magistrates Court.
Luna died three days later in hospital from ‘catastrophic brain damage.’
Deane was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of ten years after admitting to killing Luna.
According to the court, after losing his temper, Deane, 22, squeezed and punched his two-day-old daughter.
Prosecutor Michael Smith told Leeds Crown Court that the newborn had lesions to her brain, body, and face.
“He (Deane) said he was responsible for all of the injuries that she had incurred, and he added that Luna had not settled down and he lost control,” the prosecution said in court.