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Sunday, 19 Aug 2018

A killer of a baby found beaten to death by villagers after they search about his past from Google

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News24xx.com -  Three men that charged with murdering a child who was found battered to death in 1985, being released from prison. The three men, Darren Evesham, 47, David Osbourne, 51 and Ieuan Harley, 23, all from the New Tredegar area.

One of killer named David Gaut, 54, was jailed for life after brutally killing 17-month old Chi Ming Shek in South Wales 33 years ago. Gaut was released from prison in November and was housed in New Tredegar, but locals in his new neighbourhood found out about his past using Google.

On August 8 2018, he was found dead with serious head and facial injuries on Saturday in his rented council flat in New Tredegar - 11 miles from where he killed Chi in Caerphilly. 

Chi's mother Jane Pickthall was shocked by the news that Gaut had been murdered and declined to comment further.

In 1985, Chi was tortured and murdered in Caerphilly. 

Gaut, at that time 21 years old,  was jailed for life in July 1985 after babysitting his girlfriend's son Chi Ming Shek (known as Marky) when he battered, kicked, and burned the sole of the child's foot.

The baby's mother, Jane Pickthall, then 23, had been out drinking and left Gaut to look after her two young children.

She arrived home in Caerphilly, South Wales, and had sex with Gaut - but the next day she found her son's dead body under a chest of drawers.

A murder trial at Cardiff Crown Court heard Gaut tried to make the death look accidental.

He said at the time the boy had tripped and fallen down the stairs. 

But pathologist Dr Owen Williams said the baby's injuries could only have been caused by punching, kicking, falling, being thrown or a combination of these.

Prosecutor Aubrey Myerson QC said while the mum was out neighbours heard loud noises - including banging and crashes.

Miss Pickthall told a jury how she found Marky dead underneath a chest of drawers in his bedroom. She could see he was badly bruised in the groin area, chest and forehead. Pickthall found her beloved son dead with a broken arm, torn liver and a fractured skull.

The baby died of multiple injuries.  

Gaut was found dead with severe facial and head injuries in his council-owned flat. Villager are furious that Gaut was housed in a council flat in their community.

A police spokesman said: 'The cause of Gaut's death has yet to be established and will be determined following a post mortem examination. Anyone with information should call Gwent Police.' 

 

 

 

 

 

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