Chilling moment man who killed girlfriend's baby 'cries' as he's arrested

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Police footage has revealed convicted UK child killer Kane Mitchell pretending to cry after being arrested for killing his girlfriend's baby in 2019.

Kane Mitchell, 32, was jailed for a minimum of 18 years for murdering 11-week-old Teddie, who died in hospital on November 11, 2019 after spending 11 days on life support.

Mr Mitchell — who was not Teddie's biological father— was arrested at Hinchingbrooke Hospital after the infant passed away.

Mug shot of couple.
Kane Mitchell and Lucci Smith denied knowing how Teddie was injured. Source: Cambridgeshire Police

Mr Mitchell was found guilty of murder on January 14, 2021, after a jury ruled he had inflicted fatal injuries on the baby.

Teddie’s mother, Lucci Smith, 30, was found guilty of neglect.

The chilling footage of Mr Mitchell's arrest is the focus of a UK documentary called '24 Hours in Police Custody: Cold to the Touch', which looks into the police investigation of the tragic incident.

Both Mr Mitchell and Ms Smith cried when officers asked them about Teddie's severe injuries and how he sustained them.

In clips released online of the documentary, Mr Mitchell tells police: "We would never hurt our baby!" and "we're not going to harm our son".

Teddie suffered 'weeks' of neglect

Mr Mitchell was babysitting Teddie while Ms Smith, was out on November 1, 2019. The pair had been living together in Cambridgeshire, England for eight months before the incident.

When Ms Smith returned home, she noted that Teddie was "lethargic" and wasn't taking his bottle. She reportedly rang his paediatrician who advised her to call an ambulance.

Police were reportedly called to the hospital after Teddie was admitted because medical staff were concerned about how he received his injuries and the couple were arrested.

According to Cambridgeshire Police, during the four week trial at Cambridge Crown Court the jury heard how Teddie had suffered weeks of neglect and physical abuse by Mr Mitchell.

Mr Mitchell was seen pretending to cry in the footage released. Source: Channel 4/ The Sun
Mr Mitchell was seen pretending to cry in the footage released. Source: Channel 4/ The Sun

When questioned by police, Mr Mitchell claimed he had no idea how Teddie's injuries occurred, even though he was looking after Teddie at the time. Ms Smith also told police she couldn’t explain the injuries.

An autopsy revealed the skull fracture and lack of oxygen caused the infant’s death.

'Completely devoid of any remorse': Detective Thompson

Detective Inspector Lucy Thomson —who led the investigation — said: “This was a tragic and terrible case in which an 11-week-old baby lost his life at the hands of a person who should have been there to protect him.

“Our year-long investigation found that Teddie had suffered multiple horrific injuries during his short life, which neither Mitchell or Smith could account for."

The BCC reported that the court heard the infant's injuries "would have led to Teddie screaming in pain... up to a point when he would have become unconscious."

A baby boy smiling at camera.
Teddie died at 11 weeks old in November 2019. Source: Cambridgeshire Police

According to The Mirror, Mr Mitchell is "completely devoid of any remorse or empathy" over the horrific incident.

"That’s the thing I find really hard. It’s all about Kane and not what Teddie’s been through,” Detective Thompson told the publication.

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