An evil father punched his two-day-old baby girl to death after she “would not stop crying”.
Violent Liam Deane, 22, subjected the tiny baby, named Luna, to the horrific attack after losing his temper just days after she was born, the court heard.
Baby Luna was only two days old when she was left in the arms of her father while her mum went to get some sleep.
Deane lost his temper during the night when Luna continued to cry, Leeds Crown Court heard.
Michael Smith, prosecuting, said the injuries found on the baby included injuries to her brain, body and face.
Mr Smith said: “He said he was responsible for all of the injuries that she had suffered and he said that Luna had not settled down and he lost control.”
The court heard Luna was born on July 9 this year.
The attack happened after her mother Karen Bissett, 21, had gone upstairs at the family home in Wakefield, West Yorks.
The next day she was told by Deane that Luna had fallen.
An ambulance was called after Deane had spoken to his mother, saying the baby
was having difficulty breathing and had fallen and hit her head.
Paramedics arrived and noticed her face was badly swollen and bruised.
Luna was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where she died in intensive care on July 14, three days after the attack.
A doctor concluded Luna had died after suffering head trauma, leaving her with “catastrophic brain injuries.”
Deane broke down when interviewed by police and admitted he was responsible for attacking the baby.
He admitted punching Luna to the face, squeezing her body and arms and shaking her.