A sex offender who today murdered "Britain's worst pedophile" laughed when he was branded a psychopath by a judge for sentencing him to at least 34 years in prison.
30-year-old Paul Fitzgerald was found guilty of murdering 33-year-old Richard Huckle in an attack that he claimed was "poetic justice" for his victims.
Fitzgerald strangled and tortured him on October 13th last year at HMP Full Sutton.
Judge Lavender said today when the killer was videolinked laughing, “You are a psychopath and you enjoy imagining, torturing, rape, killing and even eating others.
“You went into his cell equipped and wanted to rape and kill Mr. Huckle and cook and eat parts of him if possible.
“You did this for your own pleasure and to do justice. They also did this to get help and to be referred to a high security unit.
& # 39; This case involves sadistic behavior. You are convicted of indecent assault from ages 13-15, battery and criminal damage, assault with intent to commit a sexual offense, and while in possession of an offensive weapon and false incarceration.
“I am sure you made a conscious choice to kill him. As you said yourself, you committed murder in cold blood. & # 39;
Richard Huckle (left) was killed in his own cell by Paul Fitzgerald (right) on October 13th last year.
Huckle was sentenced to 22 life sentences at the Old Bailey in 2016 for crimes against children
Huckle was handcuffed and gagged when Fitzgerald sexually assaulted him with a cooking instrument and stuck a bladed pen up his nose.
Then he hit Huckle's face and head six or seven times and said he felt as high as a dragon after the murder.
Two prison officers rushed into the cell and found Fitzgerald in the same position, facing the pedophile.
They told police that the attacker appeared to be whispering in his victim's ear, although it is not known what was said.
After Fitzgerald was forcibly removed from the cell, he said to the officers, "I think I killed him, he is dead."
The couple both lived in the delta wing of the prison, an area intended for sex offenders and other inmates who have difficulty coping with life in prison.
Richard Huckle (pictured) was serving 22 life sentences for abusing nearly 200 children
Fitzgerald provided evidence during the five-day trial in Hull Crown Court, saying he decided to kill Huckle a week ago.
Although he had had "intrusive" thoughts of killing and hurting others long before that, he decided that Huckle should be his victim.
Fitzgerald said he sexually assaulted Huckle because he "wanted him to know what it felt like".
He admitted that he had plans to kill others but had "too much fun" with him.
In his evidence, Fitzgerald said he wanted to cook Huckle with the pots in his cell and said it was "funny".
During the trial, the jury heard from two psychiatrists who said Fitzgerald lived with a conduct disorder, gender-based personality dysphoria, and personality disorder at a young age.
The jury was told that Fitzgerald posed a risk to women and a risk of being held hostage. He has been prescribed medication in the past, but was not prescribed any at the time of the murder.
The attack occurred in a cell at HMP Full Sutton near Pocklington, East Yorkshire
Nurses and psychiatrists in Full Sutton described how Fitzgerald appeared "calm" and "unemotional" after the murder.
Prison officials who led Fitzgerald out of Huckle's cell said he told them he had two thighs – also known as makeshift knives.
One officer said they knew from intelligence agencies that Fitzgerald was carrying a murder bag filled with weapons.
Fitzgerald informed the jury that, although he did not call it a "murder bag," he owned a bag containing items that could be used to attack others, including "shafts", bandages, and a cable sleeve.
It only took the jury two hours to pronounce their guilty verdict, and he will be sentenced later today.
Huckle has been dubbed Britain's worst pedophile when he was jailed for his obnoxious crimes in 2016.
He was ordered to serve at least 25 years in prison for a "rape campaign" against children over the age of nine.
He had boasted on the dark web of his horrific crimes against Malaysian children, some of whom were babies only six months old.
Huckle had visited Southeast Asia for the first time in a year at the age of 19 and had returned as a teacher and respected Christian infiltrating small and impoverished churches.
He was caught after sharing photos and videos of his attacks with pedophiles around the world and trying to turn his horrific crimes into a business by crowdfunding the publication of the pictures.
At the time of his arrest by the National Crime Agency, Huckle was in the process of writing a 60-page manual for pedophiles.
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