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Dad of schoolgirl murdered by rapist hopes killer 'rots in hell' after dying in prison

A man who raped and murdered a 15-year-old girl has died in prison with her dad calling his death the "best news ever". Stephen Beadman, 34, was given a life sentence for the rape and murder of Kayleigh Haywood, from Measham, Leicestershire.

The girl was killed after being groomed online and her body was dumped in a hedgerow in November 2015. A Prison Service spokesperson said today: “HMP Wakefield prisoner Stephen Beadman died in hospital on April 8. “The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has been informed.” It has not yet been revealed how Beadman died, Staffordshire Live reports.

A spokesperson said: "The Prison Service cannot confirm the cause of death, which is rightly a matter for the coroner." Kayleigh's father, Martin Whitby, has

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