Richard Huckle Death Case: Killer Paul Fitzgerald Planned To Cook And Eat His Body

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The tragic effects of sexual molestation on young children are vividly illustrated by the death of Richard Huckle.

The case of Richard Huckle, a convicted British pedophile found dead in his prison cell in 2019, shocked the world. 

His killer, Paul Fitzgerald, has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder. The details of this disturbing case have left many wondering about the depths of human depravity and what could drive someone to commit such horrific acts.

Richard Huckle, a freelance photographer and English teacher, was arrested in 2014 after he was caught with over 20,000 images and videos of child sexual abuse.

He had been traveling to Malaysia and other Southeast Asian countries for several years, posing as an English teacher and photographer to gain access to children in impoverished communities.

Richard Huckle Death Case: What Happened?

The Richard Huckle death case is a harrowing example of the devastating impact of sexual abuse on vulnerable children. 

Huckle was serving a life sentence in prison for sexually abusing dozens of Malaysian children over several years. In October 2019, he was found dead in his cell at Full Sutton prison in East Yorkshire.

Huckle, 30, poses for a photograph at the New Hope for Children Orphanage in Bangalore. (Source:

His killer, Paul Fitzgerald, was another inmate serving time for a different offense. According to reports, Fitzgerald had a history of mental health issues and had been previously diagnosed with schizophrenia.

The trial heard that Fitzgerald had been “obsessed” with Huckle’s crimes and had spent hours reading about them online. He had also created a “shank,” a homemade knife, using materials he had found in his cell.

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Fitzgerald used this weapon to stab Huckle in the neck, chest, and groin before strangling him with a ligature.

What Did Richard Huckle Do?

Richard Huckle had posed as a Christian English teacher and photographer to gain access to children in impoverished communities in Malaysia.

Richard Huckle.Richard Huckle raped in orphanages and care homes in Malaysia and Cambodia. (Source:

He had boasted about his crimes online and even kept a detailed manual on how to abuse children safely. Huckle had created a “Pedopoints” system, where he would earn points for the abuse he inflicted on children.

He had also shared images of his crimes online and sold them on the dark web. Huckle was eventually caught and sentenced to life in prison in 2016 after pleading guilty to 71 offenses against 23 children aged between six months and 12 years.

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The judge, in his case, described Huckle as a “predatory pedophile” and said he had shown no remorse for his crimes.

Killer Paul Fitzgerald Planned To Cook And Eat His Body

During the trial, it was revealed that Paul Fitzgerald had planned to cook and eat Richard Huckle’s body after killing him.

Fitzgerald had used a ligature to strangle Huckle and stabbed him multiple times with makeshift weapons. In court, the judge described Fitzgerald’s actions as “utterly depraved and inhuman” and sentenced him to life in prison with a minimum term of 28 years.

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The case of Richard Huckle and Paul Fitzgerald is a tragic reminder of the harm that can be inflicted by those who seek to prey on the vulnerable.

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It also highlights the importance of ensuring that those who commit such heinous crimes are brought to justice and face the full force of the law. 

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Source: ASIA EDU

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Manoj Gadtaula is a young Indian man from Mangalore who is constantly on the lookout for new things and loves to explore. Madhuri has a great passion for helping others and motivating people. She researched the careers, biographies, lifestyles, and net worths of celebrities..

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