Prisoner Laughs As He’s Found Guilty For Murdering One Of Britain’s Worst Paedophiles In Jail
A prisoner has been found guilty of torturing and murdering one of Britain's most notorious paedophiles in jail.
Paul Fitzgerald has been sentenced to a minimum of 34 years in jail for the savage 'poetic justice' murder of Richard Huckle at HMP Full Sutton East Yorkshire in October 2019.
The Daily Mail reports Fitzgerald broke out in laughter while the Honourable Mr Justice Lavender addressed him.
"You are a psychopath and derive pleasure from imagining torturing, raping, killing and even eating others," Justice Lavender said. "You went into his cell equipped and intended to rape and kill Mr Huckle and if possible cook and eat parts of him.
"You did this for your own pleasure and to carry out justice. You also did this for help and to be referred to a high security unit.
"This case involves sadistic conduct. You have convictions for indecent assaults from when you were 13 and 15, battery and criminal damage, assault occasioning actual bodily harm with intent to commit a sexual offence and while in possession of an offensive weapon and false imprisonment.
"I am sure you made a conscious decision to kill him. As you said yourself, you committed murder in cold blood."
Fitzgerald's torture and subsequent murder of Huckle lasted a whopping 78 minutes and involved the paedophile being raped, assaulted and eventually strangled with an electrical cable.
By the time another inmate arrived, Huckle had both his feet and hands bound and was also gagged.
Fitzgerald was straddling Huckle, who was lying on the floor in a pool of blood, according to the BBC. He had severe injuries to his face due to being assaulted with a blunt object and, in particular, there was a stab mark on his neck left by a melted toothbrush.
Fitzgerald accepted killing Huckle by reason of diminished responsibility however denied the charge of murder against him.
During the trial, the court heard Fitzgerald suffers from psychopathy, anti-social personality disorder and gender identity disorder, and has previous convictions for violent and sexual offences.
Huckle was three years into his 22 life sentences when he was attacked and murdered.
Britain's National Crime Agency was tipped off by Australia's Queensland Police Service about Huckle's then-alleged crimes, who were conducting an investigating into online child exploitation material.
When Huckle arrived into London in 2014, he was questioned about his activities while authorities seized his camera, mobile phone, laptop and computer hard drives.
He confessed to his parents about his crimes and they kicked him out and called the police. Huckle was found guilty in June 2016 of sexually abusing hundreds of children in Cambodia and Malaysia.