Teen terror with no remorse
It was Karl Mccluney’s 15th birthday on the day he was babysitting Demi-leigh Mahon while her mother popped out to the shops in Manchester, UK. Rather than try and appease the two-year-old when she started crying, Mccluney flew into a rage, biting, kicking and punching the little girl, leaving her with 68 injuries and brain damage. She died two days later.
At the trial, Mccluney admitted the only motive for killing Demi was that she was annoying him with her screams. The court heard that after the attack, Mccluney watched TV as Demi lay unconscious on a mattress.
When her mother Ann-marie Mcdonald returned home after 90 minutes and screamed, asking why he hadn’t called an ambulance, Mccluney claimed, “I haven’t done nothing.”
He then said the toddler had fallen over in the park. He showed no emotion in court and kept his head bowed while the details of his crime were revealed. The teenager admitted to manslaughter but the jury found him guilty of murder. He was sentenced to 15 years in jail.