Paul/Keira Fitzgerald

Paul/Keira Fitzgerald, a convicted male sex offender who has reportedly identified as a trans woman named Keira, was convicted at Hull Crown Court in November 2020 of the murder of the predatory sex offender Richard Huckle. He was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 34 years.  

Fitzgerald, 30, had denied murdering Huckle in October 2019 saying his medical conditions (including mixed personality disorder, psychopathy and gender identity disorder) had impaired his ability to exercise self-control while both were serving long sentences for sex offences in the Category A men’s prison HMP Full Sutton in Yorkshire. However the CPS prosecuted him for the particularly violent prolonged torture, sexual assault and sadistic murder of Huckle. 

Media reports said that Fitzgerald claimed he had wanted to kill others but was “having too much fun” with Huckle and had even contemplated cooking parts of his body, which he said “would be funny.” At sentencing Fitzgerald,  laughed and smirked as the judge told him he was a “psychopath who derives pleasure from imagining torturing, raping, killing and even eating others”.

Fitzgerald was serving an indefinite jail sentence for a 2009 attack on a woman as she walked her dog. Reportedly he boasted: “I love raping women.” He has previous convictions for multiple violent and sexual offences, starting from the age of 13 and including the false imprisonment of a female prison officer.

Hull Live reports that jurors were told Fitzgerald was a risk to females and at risk of hostage taking, and a senior nurse at the prison said: “Staff were not allowed to deal with him on a one-to-one basis.”

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