A court in the United Kingdom has heard that Britain’s ‘worst paedophile’ Richard Huckle (pictured top left), 33, who abused around 200 vulnerable youngsters, was strangled with a cable, stabbed in the brain with a pen and sexually assaulted by a fellow prisoner who wanted him to ‘feel what all those children felt’.
Richard Huckle was found dead in his cell at HMP Full Sutton, East Yorks, in 2019 while serving 22 life sentences for abusing nearly 200 kids.
The Hull Crown Court on Wednesday heard Fitzgerald, a sexual offender, strangled Huckle, 33, forced a pen up his nose into his brain and sexually assaulted him with a kitchen utensil.
The court heard that Fitzgerald would have gone on to kill other inmates but he was ‘having too much fun’ as he ‘carefully planned’ attack the gruesome attack.
Jurors were told that Huckle was murdered in a ‘prolonged attack designed to humiliate and degrade him’ in October 2019.
Prosecution barrister Alistair Neil Macdonald QC said the attack by Fitzgerald, who was jailed indefinitely in 2009 for a sex attack on a dog walker, was also ‘a form of punishment’ for the crimes Huckle had committed.
He has been charged with murder and sexual assault but Fitzgerald denies murder.
Prosecutor Macdonald told the court Huckle was killed in his own cell at HMP Full Sutton, a Category A facility near Pocklington, between 10.30am and 11am on October 13, 2019.
He said Huckle had also been stabbed in the neck with a weapon made from inserting a screw into a melted toothbrush. He revealed it was fellow inmate Ronald Mariner who discovered Fitzgerald strangling Huckle.
His hands and feet were tied and Huckle was face down as he was being strangled with a ligature. There was a pool of blood around his head, Mr Macdonald said.
Two prison officers rushed to the cell, and discovered Fitzgerald in the same position with his face up against Huckle’s, whispering into the ear of his victim, although it is not known what was said.
After being forcibly removed from the cell Fitzgerald told the officers, ‘I think I’ve killed him, he’s dead’, Mr Macdonald said to court.
A post-mortem concluded he died from strangulation using a ligature in the form of the electrical cable sheath. He also had bruises and abrasions over his body and had been sexually assaulted with a four inch-long object.
Mr Macdonald said:
‘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
Huckle, 33, admitted 71 counts of sex abuse against up to 200 children across Malaysia over nine years, some as young as six months.
The monster targeted the vulnerable youngsters while volunteering in orphanages in Malaysia.
Sick Huckle would brag about his crimes online in a chat room with other paedos boasting it was easier to abuse poor Asian children than wealthier Western kids.
He even awarded himself points for varying grades of assaults on kids and shared pictures and videos of himself raping children.