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Daniel Pelka's killer found dead in prison cell

The boy’s mother, Magdelena Luczak, hanged herself in a separate prison last year.

Daniel Pelka
Daniel Pelka
Image: West Midlands Police/PA Archive/PA Images

MARIUSZ KREZOLEK HAS been found dead in his prison cell.

He was serving a 30-year jail sentence for the murder of his stepson, Daniel Pelka.

The four-year-old boy was subjected to months of cruelty, beatings and starvation before his death.

Sky News is reporting that Krezolek was discovered unresponsive in his cell at HMP Full Sutton in Yorkshire on Wednesday morning.

A Prisons Service spokeswoman said: “Staff immediately attempted resuscitation but he was pronounced dead shortly after.”

Krezolek was convicted of the murder alongside his partner Magdelena Luczak, Daniel’s mother. She died in a prison last July after hanging herself. She was also serving a 30-year sentence.

mar Mariusz Krezolek Source: West Midlands Police/PA Archive/PA Images

mother Magdelena Luczak Source: West Midlands Police/PA Archive/PA Images

When they were being sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court in 2013, Judge Laura Cox said the case was “deeply shocking and disturbing” and involved “unimaginable acts of cruelty and brutality.”

Daniel weighed just 1st 9lbs when he died.

Contains reporting from AFP

© AFP 2016

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