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Man, Who Abused 191 Kids, Killed By Inmate Who Wanted Him To "Feel What Those Children Felt"

Man, Who Abused 191 Kids, Killed By Inmate Who Wanted Him To "Feel What Those Children Felt"

Richard Huckle, 33, was serving 22 life sentences for his heinous crimes when Paul Fitzgerald, a sexual offender himself, tortured him to death.

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Trigger Warning: This story contains graphic details of violence and abuse that readers may find disturbing

A "notorious predatory pedophile" was allegedly strangled in his cell by another inmate who wanted him to "feel what all those children felt." Richard Huckle, 33, was serving 22 life sentences for abusing 191 children aged between six months and 12 years when 30-year-old Paul Fitzgerald, a fellow prisoner, allegedly launched an attack in his cell, the Hull Crown Court heard. Fitzgerald, who was a sexual offender, too, strangled Huckle to death before raping him in what was a "carefully planned" attack. Fitzgerald had been imprisoned indefinitely back in 2006 after sexually assaulting a dog walker. Describing the horrific details of the crime, lawyers revealed that a pen was forced up Huckle's nose into his brain before being sexually assaulted with a kitchen utensil, reports the Daily Mail.



 

 

It was a "prolonged attack designed to humiliate and degrade him," the jurors were told. Prosecution barrister Alistair Neil Macdonald QC revealed that Fitzgerald's extremely violent attack was also meant to serve as "a form of punishment" for crimes the depraved 33-year-old had committed. Macdonald told the court that Huckle was stabbed in the neck with a weapon which was made by inserting a screw into a melted toothbrush. The convicted rapist was killed last year on October 13, at HMP Full Sutton, a Category A facility near Pocklington, in East Yorkshire between 10.30 a.m. and 11 a.m. However, Fitzgerald denied the murder on the first day of the murder trial.



 

Macdonald went on to share that Huckle's fellow inmate Ronald Mariner found Fitzgerald straddling the victim. "The victim, who was facing down, had his hands and feet tied as he was being choked with a ligature. Apparently, there was a pool of blood around his head as well," said Macdonald. When two prison officers arrived at the cell hearing the commotion, they reportedly found the accused murderer in the same position with his face up against that of Huckle's. Although it was unclear, Fitzgerald was seen whispering something into the victim's ears and after being forcibly removed from the cell, the attacker told officers, "I think I've killed him, he's dead." Despite CPR and the use of a defibrillator, Huckle could not be saved and died the same day. 



 

Following a post-mortem, it was revealed that the victim had been assaulted sexually with a four-inch-long object as well as had bruises and abrasions over his body. The cause of death was said to be strangulation with a ligature like an electrical cable sheath. After a search of Fitzgerald's prison, a vape, three weapons, a guitar string, two condoms, and a bottle of lubricating jelly was retrieved. A day after the incident, he told Full Sutton mental health care manager Mr. Brennan that he had planned to kill two or three people that day but was having "too much fun" torturing Huckle. He also wished to cook bits of Huckle's body. 



 

The alleged murderer also shared the frequent thoughts he had been having of killing people and eating them while speaking to the doctor. "He concluded his account by saying that he felt as high as a kite when he had done it and felt amazing and that he would recommend it to anyone. He also said that he was only pleading not guilty because the court can send him to hospital," said Macdonald. Senior nurse manager Brennan said the defendant was rather calm and measured while describing the chilling details of his crime. He reportedly showed no remorse whatsoever. During an interview with a consultant called Dr. Shenoy, Fitzgerald said his attack was "poetic justice."



 

He told her, "This is a man who rapes and abuses children for fun. He could have killed them as well. I'm inclined to think he did worse than just raping them. When he was laid down with his pants down and he knew what was coming, he did not enjoy it I am sure. I knew what it feels like, but he doesn't. Rape was more about him getting a taste of that." It was also heard that the attacker was suffering from mixed personality disorder, psychopathy, and gender identity disorder during the attack. The court has not reached a decision as the trial continues. It is expected to last five days. 

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