Baby killer caged for 18 years

BABY killer Duncan Mills was this afternoon jailed for 18 years.

BABY killer Duncan Mills was this afternoon jailed for 18 years.

The 32-year-old was found guilty last February of killing one-year-old Luigi Askew and inflicting grievous bodily harm on the baby's mother and his former partner, Samantha Askew.

He learned his fate this afternoon at Ipswich Crown Court.

Mills was arrested after paramedics were called to Lanercost Way in Ipswich in May 2007.

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Luigi later died after suffering abdominal and head injuries.

Ms Askew, 23, told police that when the tot began to cry Mills said he was going to “shut him up”.

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She said she heard a noise like “something knocking on a radiator” before discovering Luigi's seriously injured body.

Mills was due to be sentenced last month but the hearing was postponed when he sacked his legal team.

Earlier this month, a large stash of illegally gained money found at Mills' former home was seized.

Suffolk Police made an application under the Proceeds of Crime Act for the forfeiture of £5,170.15 which was found at an address in London Road during the investigation into Luigi's murder.

Most of the cash was believed to have come from the sale of drugs.

A quantity of Class A drugs and cannabis was also found, while a set of scales were discovered in his car.

Another charge of possessing cocaine with the intent to supply was dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service.

In 2002, Mills received a two-year prison sentence at Ipswich Crown Court after admitting assaulting his then girlfriend on Valentine's Day.

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