His biggest “punishment” came after doing time.
Only weeks after he was released from prison, a convicted child killer in the UK was stabbed to death.
The fatal stabbing victim has been identified as 54-year-old David Gaut. Gaut was discovered dead in a pool of his own blood in the hallway of a home in New Tredegar, South Wales, where he had lived for only six weeks. Detective Constable Jon Lewis said Gaut died as a result of “sharp force injuries” and that he suffered “numerous injuries to his body.”
Gaut was just released from prison less than two months ago for the murder of a 17-month-old boy in Caerphilly. He was sentenced jailed for life in 1985.
Gaut was babysitting his girlfriend’s son Chi Ming Shek when he beat up and kicked the toddler and even burned the sole of the poor child’s foot. During the murder trial at Cardiff Crown Court, Gaut tried to make it appear that the death was “accidental.”
The child died of multiple injuries including a broken arm, injured liver and spleen and a fractured skull. The judge then painted the murder as “the worst crime in the land.”
Gaut’s neighbor from before the time of his death and two other men from the same village are the prime suspects in his murder. Accused are Darren Evesham, 47, David Osbourne, 51, and Ieuan Harley, 23. Osbourne lives next door to Gaut while the other two men reside in other parts of the village. The three will stand trial next year.
The motive for Gaut’s murder is yet to be established. It is not clear if it has anything to do with his previous crime of killing a child or none at all.
New Tredegar, where Gaut stayed after his prison release, is around 20 miles north of Cardiff, the capital of Wales.