Father who punched his baby daughter to death is found dead in prison

Liam Deane was convicted of murder earlier this year after he admitted killing his daughter when she 'would not stop crying'

Deane had been given a life sentence for murdering his daughter at his Wakefield home
Deane had been given a life sentence for murdering his daughter at his Wakefield home

A man who punched and shook his two-day-old baby daughter to death has been found dead in his prison cell.

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”.

The baby, named Luna, had been left with her father while her mother went to sleep on July 10 at their home in Wakefield

The court heard that Deane punched the baby in the face, shook her and squeezed her.

She died in intensive care at Leeds infirmary after suffering “catastrophic brain injuries”.

Deane subsequently broke down during a police interview and admitted the attack.

Another prisoner has been charged with Deane’s murder.

John Westland, 28, appeared at Leeds Magistrates court and was remanded in custody.

Westland is due to appear at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday.

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