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News Violet-Grace's killer in prison cell pity party; HE MOANS ABOUT HIS 'SCARS' IN ILLICIT POSTS.

Byline: JENNY KIRKHAM ECHO Reporter jenny.kirkham@trinitymirror.com @PJ_Kirkham

A CHILD killer has complained about prison in a whiny Instagram post and claims he is "coming home".

Aidan McAteer is currently serving nine years in prison for the death of four-year-old Violet-Grace Youens.

Violet-Grace died after 26-year-old McAteer hit her and her grandmother, Angela French, as he sped at 83mph in a stolen car before fleeing the country to avoid police.

After returning to the UK, McAteer was handed a sentence for death by dangerous driving that left people across Merseyside outraged with it being found that he would spend less time behind bars than Violet-Grace was alive.

Now, cowardly McAteer has once again shown his disregard for the justice system, and lack of remorse over his crimes, by complaining about prison on Instagram.

Just days ago, the killer posted an image with a caption where he states "am on my way home."

He describes his own life as a "rollercoaster" and talks about the "scars" he has to live with.

He said: "Real talk my life been a rollercoaster.

"Some people wouldn't live a day in my shoes. I've got scars that will live with me forever.

"Good job I'm with the lads and got the fam and am on my way home.

PSfor "Not 200 miles away in some s**t hole."

BN12 " It is not thought that McAteer is being released from prison early, bu postcodelottery.

that he may be being moved to a jail closer to Merseyside.

Last weekend, McAteer also found time to post a throwback picture of him wearing a helmet and standing beside two scrambler bikes.

Another image shows McAteer with his arms around two other prisoners who he has clearly become close with on the inside.

The shocking online behaviour comes just three years into McAteer's sentence and is the second time he has been found posting on Instagram.

In August 2017, he posted an image of a card handed to him by fellow inmates branding him "HMP Birthday Boy".

He captioned the picture: "Lil b day card off the lads on the wing x nice one everybody for me cards n messages means allot c yas all soon".

After his last spate of posts, McAteer had 10 days added to his sentence meaning he is not due for release until the end of December 2021. The ECHO alerted the Ministry of Justice to McAteer's new Instagram account and latest posts, prompting a search of a cell where he is being held.

The MoJ said: "A mobile phone has been confiscated and the social media account has been taken down. We will seek to punish those responsible."

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Author:JENNY KIRKHAM ECHO Reporter jenny.kirkham@trinitymirror.com @PJ_Kirkham
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
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Date:Mar 21, 2020
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