A heartless killer who murdered a dad-of-two during a jealous outburst over his pregnant girlfriend has posed for Instagram while inside his prison cell.
Phillip Daniels was jailed for life and will serve at least 22 years of the sentence for stabbing Paul Millea to death on June 17 last year.
More than a year after the violent murder, Daniels posed for two pictures on Instagram and can be seen smoking a cigarette in his cell.
In the pictures, thought to have been uploaded to a private account belonging to the convict, he can also be seen posing while sticking two fingers up at the camera.
A member of the victim’s family, who asked to remain anonymous, is now trying to raise the issue of prisoners using illegal mobile phones, Liverpool Echo reports.
John Hewitson, Director at HMP Dovegate, said: " Prisoners are not allowed to use social media under any circumstances and we have a zero tolerance approach to anyone who does so.
"We have taken immediate action to investigate this alleged incident and if it is proven to be true we will not hesitate to take all necessary steps to prevent a reoccurrence and if appropriate prosecute any individuals involved."
Daniels stabbed Mr Millea, a dad-of-two, to death because he suspected him of having an affair with his pregnant girlfriend Kayleigh Maylor.
Mr Millea was found with a single stab wound to the right side of his chest in Garston, outside Ms Maylor’s home.
The knife passed through his right lung, entered the heart sac and penetrated a major vein.
Mr Millea made a desperate call to 999, at 11.10pm and told the female operator: "I’ve been stabbed in the chest."
He also repeatedly said: "I’m going to die."
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He was placed in a queue because of a high volume of calls and tended to by neighbours before a first paramedic arrived at 11.38pm, ahead of an ambulance at 11.44pm.
In court, Daniels claimed he used a pair of scissors in self-defence, because Mr Millea was going to smash a pint glass over his head.
But it was found that Daniels admitted his guilt to his mum, who he asked to ‘wash his clothes’ after the attack, which she refused to do.
The next morning, his sister Kimberley Daniels took her brother to a barbers and also took away his clothes from the night before.
For her involvement Daniels, then 29, of Harecroft, Stockbridge Village was sentenced to 12 months suspended for 12 months and given a 35-day rehabilitation requirement after admitting assisting an offender.
Daniels, then 26, of Corner Brook, Stockbridge Village, was found guilty of murder after a six-day trial at Liverpool Crown Court, in December of last year.
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