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Liam Deane was found dead in his cell on Sunday, 12 November

A man jailed for killing his newborn baby has been found dead in prison after he was allegedly murdered by a fellow inmate.

The body of child killer Liam Deane was found in his cell at HMP Leeds on Sunday (12 November).

The 22-year-old was jailed last month after he punched and shook his two-day-old daughter Luna because she "would not stop crying".

The attack on his newborn at their home in Wakefield, West Yorkshire saw baby Luna die in hospital three days later from "catastrophic brain injuries".

On Tuesday, serving prisoner John Westland, 28, appeared before Leeds Magistrates' Court accused of Deane's murder.

Flanked by a dock officer and two police officers, he spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth, the Huddersfield Daily Examiner reported.

Westfield was remanded in custody to appear at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday.

Deane's death comes just five weeks after he was jailed for life with a minimum of 10 years over the death of his daughter in July.

He admitted punching the infant in the face, squeezing her body and arms and shaking her after losing his temper because of her constant crying.

Deane had initially told the baby's mother, Karen Bissett, 21, that she had fallen, but broke down when interviewed by police.