THE devastated daughter of Gary Beech, knifed to death in his own flat in a frenzied stabbing by ‘psycopathic’ Benjamin Scott, today branded his killer a ‘monster’.
Mr Beech’s daughter Michaela Beech was too upset to attend the hearing at Sheffield Crown Court and see her father’s killer sent to prison.
But in an emotional victim impact statement, she said: “He is a monster. He has shown no remorse for what he has done to my dad or family.”
Speaking after his death, Miss Beech told The Star her dad was ‘one in a million’ and she was devastated that her young son would never meet his grandfather.
Detective Chief Inspector Zaf Ali said Miss Beech didn’t want to attend court because she didn’t want to put a face to her father’s killer.
He added Mr Beech’s mother was also ‘absolutely devastated’ by her son’s death, and she too was too upset to attend court.
Mr Beech, aged 44, had spent time in the armed forces but spent much of his life working in Leyland, Lancashire, as a panel beater and paint sprayer for Leyland Trucks.
He had two children - daughter Michaela and a son - and also brought up two older children during another relationship.
Mr Beech moved to Morecambe following the breakdown of his marriage, before relocating to Sheffield in 2008.
He met his 34-year-old killer just weeks before the attack and the pair spent time together drinking alcohol.
After the court hearing Gary’s sisters Karen Beech and Nicola Smith said: “Gary was much loved by all his family who have been badly affected by his untimely death.
“We would like to thank South Yorkshire Police for their dedication and support in bringing this matter to a swift conclusion.
“We now wish to grieve for Gary and attempt to rebuild our lives.”