The father who killed his two young children and his new partner six years apart today has been jailed for life.
Jordan Monaghan, 30, killed his daughter Ruby, who was just three weeks old, on New Year’s Day 2013, eight months before killing his son, Logan, 21 months.
The triple killer murdered his new girlfriend Evie Adams, 23, six years later in October 2019, by giving her a prescription drug in Blackburn, Lancs.
Construction worker Monaghan strangled her 24-day-old daughter, Ruby, as she slept in her Moses basket while the child’s mother, Laura Grey, 28, slept upstairs.
Eight months later, he took his toddler son Logan to a public swimming pool and breastfed him while alone in the locker room.
Six years later, he murdered his new mate Evie by giving her deadly prescription drugs including tramadol and diazepam, which he had bought illegally on the black market.
A toxicologist’s report showed that her blood levels of tramadol were five times higher than the normal prescribed dose.
He has now been sentenced to three life sentences, and must serve a minimum of 40 years before being considered for parole.
Sentencing Monaghan Justice Goose said: “Your victims are your children, then your partners.
“It is difficult to know why he committed these crimes. Listening to the evidence in this trial, in short, he is a man who is extremely controlling, selfish and cruel.
“The cause of these offenses is your volatile relationships.
Police questioned Monaghan for eight hours about the monsters’ deaths, and he even sobbed that he and his then-partner had been treated as criminals by officers.
During their investigation, Monaghan cried: “It was like a bad dream and we expected to wake up at any moment.
“You never stop losing a kid but we were just starting to move forward and then Logan died.
“You always expect your children to outlive you and don’t think you’ll have to plan their funeral. But we had to do it twice in eight months. Painful. ‘
“Even though we’ve been told they don’t consider the deaths suspicious, we still feel like criminals.”
He told his then-partner Miss Gray that he would stay to feed their daughter, but woke her up and told her she was not breathing.
Ruby was taken to hospital but later passed away, with an inquest held in April 2013 ruling that she died of natural causes after contracting acute bronchitis.
A jury at Preston Crown Court heard that Monaghan would hurt Logan and Ruby while they were in his care.
According to the report, the abuse was made worse when his relationship with their mother was struggling.
Duncan Smith, QC, prosecutor, said every time Ms. Gray threatened to leave, Monaghan made the children sick to create a situation where she felt she had to stay.
Monaghan denies three counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder and two counts of cruelty to a child.
The father was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder of his third child, who cannot be named for legal reasons.
He was today convicted by a jury of three counts of murder after a 10-week trial.
Martin Hill, Deputy Chief of CPS North West’s Complex Cases Unit, said: “Jordan Monaghan’s cruelty is beyond belief and the cruelty of these murders is astounding.
“The depravity that planned and carried out these murders is hard to fathom.
“Three innocent people needlessly lost their lives due to Monaghan’s utter selfishness.
“Together, CPS and Lancashire police were able to build a strong case against him by ensuring all possible medical explanations for the children’s deaths could be extracted.” discount.
“I cannot imagine the pain and suffering Monaghan’s actions have caused to the families of the victims. They have behaved with the utmost dignity and with great courage and patience throughout their lives.
“Nothing can make up for the loss of their loved ones, but we can only hope, after today’s sentencing date, they feel justice has been done. Our thoughts. still with family.”
Detective Chief Inspector Pauline Stables added: “I believe he has probably received quite a bit of positive attention due to the grieving process surrounding the deaths of his children.
“He definitely paints a picture of a manipulator and an attention seeker.
“Very controlling. That would be my view on what kind of motivation he had for doing this… his ability to control those around him, to seek attention from those around him.
“I would say he’s very manipulative, and actually quite ruthless with his actions.
“You know, the ways in which he knowingly instigated the adverse medical circumstances that ultimately led to the deaths of his children and his spouse, and I believe his primary motives were self-interest and attention.”
Jordan Monaghan and Laura Gray got engaged after starting their relationship as teenagers.
November 17, 2011
Logan Monaghan was born.
September 23, 2012
Logan was taken to hospital after ingesting paracetamol while home alone with Monaghan. That morning, Miss Gray told him the relationship was over.
December 8, 2012
Ruby Monaghan was born.
December 29, 2012
Ruby collapsed alone in the living room at home with Monaghan.
December 31, 2012
Ruby is discharged from the hospital. Viral bronchiolitis was diagnosed.
January 1, 2013
Ruby collapsed while alone with Monaghan and was pronounced dead at 2:45 in the hospital.
August 16, 2013
Laura Gray discovered Monaghan had owed £2,000 on a credit card due to gambling and she told him the relationship was over.
August 17, 2013
Logan was found dead in his stroller after returning home from being home alone with his father in a small room at a local swimming pool.
More information was released and Lancashire Police looked into the deaths of both children and launched a double homicide investigation, Operation Mayford. Monaghan was arrested and released on bail for further investigation.
October 11, 2019
Monaghan and his partner of many months, Evie Adams, sailed on a weekend trip to Blackpool.
October 24, 2019
Evie Adams was found collapsed and pronounced dead at 8:50 a.m. of drug poisoning.
JJanuary 18, 2021
Jordan Monaghan is accused of murdering Ruby, Logan and Evie Adams.
December 17, 2021
After a 10-week trial at Preston Crown Court, Monaghan was found guilty of all three murders.
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