‘Psycho’ killer who raped and stuck pen in brain of Britain’s worst paedo jailed

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Paul Fitzgerald, who murdered Britain’s ‘worst paedophile’ Richard Huckle in prison, has been sentenced to a life sentence.

Fitzgerald, who killed the child sex offender with a highlighter pen with a blade attached to it, will serve a minimum term of 34-years.

Huckle was convicted in 2016 and ordered to serve a minimum of 25 years in prison for a twisted 'campaign of rape' against children spanning nine years.

He had bragged on the dark web about his horrendous crimes against Malaysian children, some of whom were babies as young as six months old.

Huckle spent time on HMP Full Sutton's Delta wing, alongside Fitzgerald, who targeted him and "murdered him in cold blood" on October 13 last year.

Fitzgerald’s defence at the five-day trial at Hull Crown Court was that a mental abnormality caused him to lose self control.

But a jury found him guilty of murder and he was today sentenced to 34-years.

Sentencing the sadistic killer, the Honourable Mr Justice Lavender said: “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.

"There is only one mitigating factor. Your psychopathy and mental health and your antisocial personality disorder which appear to be the product of the abuse you suffered as a child.

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"Your claim you were alerting prison officers to your urges does not sit well with your evidence that you did not tell them Huckle was your victim.

"I am sure you made a conscious decision to kill him. As you said yourself, you committed murder in cold blood."

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