Teen ter­ror with no re­morse

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Real Life -

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.

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