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24 Hours in Police Custody: Twisted baby killer’s crocodile tears as he’s arrested

24 Hours in Police Custody: Twisted baby killer's crocodile tears as he's arrested
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The evil killer of a 12 week old boy was caught on camera by police pretending to be shocked and pretending to be a beloved father.

Kane Mitchell, 32, was caught on police body cams sobbing and hugging his then girlfriend in hospital as his stepson lay catastrophically injured nearby.

Little Teddie Mitchell was only 12 weeks old when he was attacked by Mitchell, who was not his biological father, in an apartment shared by the little one’s mother, Lucci Smith, 30.

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Teddie died just days after the brutal attack, which left him with broken ribs, a broken collarbone and a fractured skull.

While Mitchell and Smith were in the waiting room at Cambridgeshire hospital, police arrived to arrest the couple on suspicion of attempted murder, reports the Daily Star.

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Bodycam footage captured the moment Mitchell yelled at police during his arrest, claiming he was a devoted father and not a cold-hearted killer.

An officer tells Mitchell, “I’m arresting you for attempted murder, okay.”

And Mitchel yells, “I beg your pardon? I don’t think so. Oh my god. I would never hurt a baby. I’m not leaving my son.”

The killer then throws himself into the arms of the boy’s mother, Smith, who also starts yelling angrily at the police.

She said, “What are you doing? You’re kidding. No, no, no, no.”

A policewoman then tells Smith that she is also arrested and she shouts, “Are you kidding me? I have three other children, they are seven, five and two years old. Oh my god.”



Teddie’s mother Lucci was also arrested as the couple waited in hospital

When the couple continue to scream in protest, an officer says, “Calm down. You’re in a hospital with sick children here. “

The spooky footage aired as a special two part of the Channel 4 24 Hours in Police Custody series which took viewers behind the scenes of the investigation into the disturbing crime, which occurred in St Neots, Cambridgeshire in 2019.

Detective Inspector Lucy Thompson, the lead detective in charge of the case, described Mitchell as “completely devoid of any remorse or empathy.”

“It’s all about Kane and not what Teddie went through.”

A trial at Cambridge Crown Court in February 2021 learned that although Mitchell was not Teddie’s father, he and Smith had raised him as if he was and the infant had his last name.

The judge said Teddie’s rib and collarbone fractures were caused by Mitchell ‘grabbing Teddie and squeezing him’ and the head injury caused by ‘Teddie’s head banging hard against a hard or inflexible surface. “.

Mitchell was sentenced to life for murder with a minimum of 18 years and was also convicted of causing or allowing serious harm to a child.

Smith was convicted of child cruelty and received a two-year community order with a program activity requirement.

24 hours in police custody, Monday and Tuesday at 9 p.m. on Channel 4.

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