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Racist dad slaughtered his partner and daughter but spared youngest child because she was “pure Aryan”

John Miller’s four-year-old daughter was left for at least 12 hours in the house with the bodies of her mother and sister after the attack


John Miller: Jailed for life

A racist father butchered his teacher ­girlfriend and eight-year-old daughter with an axe and a knife in a drug-induced frenzy.

Crazed BNP member John Miller then fled, leaving his surviving daughter cowering at the top of the stairs.

He spared Amelia, four, because she was a “true Aryan” but a court heard she was alone for 12 hours before police officers found her.

Plasterer Miller, 38, was yesterday jailed for life with a minimum of 15 years after he admitted manslaughter with diminished responsibility.

Leeds crown court earlier heard how Miller erupted in a “psychotic” rage after a decade of abusing drugs including, cannabis, cocaine and steroids.

His partner Sarah Laycock, 31, had her tongue cut out and suffered 23 wounds to her face, neck and chest.


Attacked: Partner Sarah Laycock

Older daughter Abigail was left with nine deep wounds all over her body.

Prosecutor Michelle Colborne QC said Abigail put up a “considerable struggle” as she tried to fight off her “paranoid” dad. Ms Colborne told how the bloodbath began at the family home in Garforth, West Yorkshire, in January 2011.

She said: “He sat down with his family as if it was their last meal. He said they were all going to die. There were warships going to the Gulf and he was being told by signals what to do with Sarah and Abigail.

“Amelia was to be spared because of her superior DNA – because she was Aryan.”

The court heard Miller got his axe from the garage as Sarah took the girls upstairs. When he returned he threw Sarah down the stairs before he launched the frenzied attack.

He fled and police found him the next day naked and “grunting and growling” at a nearby nature reserve. Miller had also slashed his wrists.


Abigail Miller

In a mental hospital he told doctors “people with brown eyes were muddying the gene pool” and “voices in his head” told him to kill his family.

Yesterday the judge ruled Miller was fit to serve a prison sentence after psychiatrists disagreed over whether he was a paranoid schizophrenic.

Sarah’s sister-in-law said in a victim impact statement that traumatised Amelia’s only question had been about “the size of the padlock on daddy’s door”.

The family later released a statement which told how their hearts “had been ripped out”.

It said: “We’ll never come to terms with Miller’s reasons why he killed Sarah and Abi, the graphic details are truly horrendous.

“John Miller has single-handedly destroyed our lives. No custodial sentence could ever be long enough.”

- UK Mirror

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