This list includes 18 people locked up for crimes linked to Merseyside this past week.
One judge sentenced a 'devil' dad who murdered his baby and the mum who let it happen by covering up her husband's past abuse.
Courts heard about a carer who stabbed another man 12 times in a homophobic attack and a jealous dad who stabbed his partner's lover and left her paralysed.
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Judges sentenced two heroin dealers caught with a stash of guns, plus a computer hacker who stole the personal details of thousands of people.
A tragic case involved a man who stabbed his dad after being failed by mental health services.
Meanwhile, disturbing cases included a care worker who sexually assaulted a vulnerable woman with a mental age of just 13.
Here is an overview of some of the most serious cases to have concluded this past week.
Stephen Taylor stabbed another man 12 times while shouting "I'm not f***ing gay" after they had sex.
Taylor and the victim, who the ECHO chose not to name, had sex at the man's flat.
When the victim stopped and declined to perform a sex act on Taylor, the 24-year-old flew into a rage.
Taylor, who claimed self-defence, was cleared of wounding with intent, but found guilty of wounding.
At his sentencing, he denied using homophobic slurs and again insisted his victim hit him first with a bottle.
But he sobbed as a judge rejected his claims, then tore off his electronic tag and hurled it across the courtroom.
Taylor, of Mallory Road, Tranmere, carried out the attack at the victim's Wirral flat on June 4, 2020.
He was jailed for three years.
A bullying drug dealer sent naked photos of an ex-girlfriend to her former colleague.
John Charmley admitted sending private images of the woman, less than a year after doing almost an identical thing to two former partners.
It also came just months after the 29-year-old, of Almond Way, Greasby, Wirral, was spared prison for dealing cocaine and cannabis.
Prosecutors said Charmley dated the woman for a number of months, but had been controlling and manipulative.
When they split up, Charmley sent 63 images of her to a former colleague of hers - a married man - and made it look like she sent them.
He admitted sending private photos and videos without consent and breaching his suspended sentence for drug dealing.
He was jailed for two years and 11 months in total.
Alan Harter left his girlfriend's lover paralysed when he shouted "die" and stabbed her in the neck.
The jealous dad hurled a brick at Lorraine Maxwell's window after realising his "on and off" partner, Mary Sweeney, was in her bed.
He threatened Miss Maxwell over the phone, shouting: "I'm going to murder you! I'm going to kill you! Watch what I am going to do!"
The 56-year-old, of Onslow Road, Fairfield, armed himself with a steak knife then went to Miss Maxwell's house, four doors down, at around 5.20am.
Harter, who had been snorting cocaine, repeatedly stabbed her, resulting in the nan suffering "immediate right sided paralysis", on Sunday, September 5 this year.
The dad, who had no previous convictions, admitted attempted murder.
He was jailed for 22 and a half years.
Terrence Furlong deliberately set fire to his loft as his neighbours' plans for a "dream home" went up in smoke.
Furlong, who has paranoid schizophrenia, was high on a cocktail of drugs and vodka and had failed to take his prescribed medication.
The 34-year-old, of Crossley Road, Thatto Heath, St Helens, started the blaze just before 1pm on Saturday, July 24 this year.
He told firefighters "someone has thrown petrol through the loft because it was open" but he had a lighter on him and was responsible.
The roof caved in and extensive damage was caused to the house, with fire and smoke damage to the two adjoining homes, totalling more than £100,000.
Furlong, who has no previous convictions, admitted arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered.
He was jailed for four years.
Oliver Farrell stabbed a man in the back after a "light-hearted" remark at a pub.
James Whiteside was celebrating his 30th birthday at the Railway pub, in Meols, Wirral on July 12, 2019.
Convicted drug dealers Farrell, 21, and Jack Palmer, 20, who had been taking cocaine, were outside in a smoking area at around 10pm.
Prosecutors said Mr Whiteside asked them where the toilets were and made a "light-hearted" remark suggesting Farrell needed a haircut.
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Farrell asked Palmer to join him in confronting the victim in the gents, where a fight broke out and Farrell and Mr Whiteside traded punches.
But Farrell had a blade and stabbed Mr Whiteside in the back and cut his ear, before Palmer kicked him in the head as he lay on the floor.
Farrell, of Beckwith Street, Birkenhead, admitted wounding and Palmer, of School Lane, Meols, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm.
Farrell was jailed for 14 months and Palmer was handed six months' detention, suspended for two years.
Jack Clements stole the personal data of thousands of Sky Insurance customers to sell in exchange for Bitcoin.
The computer hacker harvested people's email addresses, passwords and car insurance information from databases he illegally downloaded.
The 21-year-old also targeted customers of American company Hairmax, which has offices in the UK selling hair related products, last year.
But he was rumbled after he offered Sky Insurance records for sale for $900 of cryptocurrency, only for a buyer to complain he'd ripped him off.
Clements, of Kramar Walk, Kirkby, hacked six Hairmax files and 25 Sky Insurance files, between August and December, 2020.
The hacker, who has no previous convictions, admitted two counts of unauthorised computer access with intent to commit fraud.
He was jailed for eight months.
James Ross stabbed his dad in the face after mental health services repeatedly missed the severity of his condition.
His father Michael pleaded with him to stop and told him he loved him during the attack with a vegetable knife at their home in Thornton Hough.
Ross had been sent home from Arrowe Park Hospital just hours earlier with only a prescription after he was judged not to need further help.
The 25-year-old had been living in Liverpool on his own but called his parents for help with his mental health a week before the attack.
He made numerous attempts to get support through his GP and at hospitals in Liverpool and Wirral - even begging police to arrest him.
On October 31 last year he stabbed his dad in the head, face and neck, who has fortunately recovered well, after extensive treatment.
Doctors later diagnosed Ross with schizophrenia, post traumatic stress disorder and features of Asperger's syndrome.
Ross, of previous good character, admitted wounding with intent and was made subject to a hospital order.
Merseyside Police said they did not have his mugshot.
Scott Whitehead called a judge a "k***head" when he was jailed for a vicious drunken assault on his girlfriend.
The 27-year-old forced his way into his "on-off" partner's home in Eccleston, St Helens, after a night of heavy drinking in September this year.
He then launched the unprovoked attack, when he punched, kicked and pulled the hair of his victim, who suffered a broken nose.
Whitehead admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm to the woman, who the ECHO chose not to name, and also criminal damage.
The thug, of Peter Street, St Helens, has past convictions including assaulting an emergency worker.
He was jailed for two years.
Carl Jardine and Lucy Riley
Carl Jardine burst into a stranger's home and pretended to be a police officer in an attack which left a man with lifelong injuries.
Jardine, 32, forced his way into the 23-year-old man’s home on Victoria Street in Ellesmere Port claiming to be 'police' on December 1, 2019.
He was accompanied by Wesley Sherlock, 27, of St Marys Street in Wallasey, who earlier this year was sentenced to 12 years for robbery and hitting the victim in the face with a gin glass.
The heavily bleeding victim was made to lie on the floor with hands behind his back, while his watch was stolen from his wrist and his house was ransacked.
Jardine and Sherlock were seen on CCTV footage running away from the property. with stolen items including a games console, designer handbag and watch.
Waiting for the pair in a black BMW was Lucy Riley, 26, of Corporation Road in Birkenhead, who drove them away from the scene.
Jardine, of Wright Street in Egremont, admitted robbery and was jailed for 10 years.
Riley was found guilty of robbery after a trial and jailed for four years.
William Beardmore sent thousands of pounds to help his knife thug brother run an illicit business behind bars.
The 28-year-old sent the cash to Chance Beardmore, 23, who was jailed in 2017 for a cowardly knife attack.
Chance stabbed a 17-year-old boy in the back three times while "showing off" to his gang mates in Neston, Wirral.
William sent £6,849 to his brother, while Chance was serving a six-year prison sentence at HMP Northumberland.
Chance used the money - sent over 12 months in 2019 and 2020 - to buy mobile phones and alcohol.
William, of New Chester Road in Rock Ferry, said he did it because he was put under pressure and "loved his brother".
He admitted one count of concealing criminal property and was jailed for 10 months.
Mihai-Catalin Gulie and Gabriela Ion
Gabriela Ion could have saved her murdered baby from a "devil" dad but covered up his abuse.
Mihai-Catalin Gulie violently shook six-month-old Robert Ion when his wife Ion went out to a shop with their daughter.
The 28-year-old left vulnerable Robert - who had Down's Syndrome - with a broken skull and irreversible brain injury.
Robert was taken to hospital on February 18 this year, where he died three days later and doctors discovered signs of past abuse.
Woman beater Gulie previously inflicted another brain injury and two broken ribs to his son at the couple's Mersey Road, Widnes home.
Ion, 35, witnessed that attack, but prison phone calls and Google searches revealed she hid Robert's bruises with toothpaste and an onion.
Gulie was found guilty of murder and Ion convicted of allowing the death of the child after a harrowing 14-day trial.
The dad was jailed for life with a minimum of 20 years, while his wife was jailed for three years.
Nicholas Gillinder sexually assaulted a vulnerable woman with a mental age of just 13.
The 51-year-old sent sexually explicit texts to the woman, who was in her twenties and had autism and learning difficulties.
The pervert - who worked in the care sector - also touched the victim inappropriately, as he took advantage of her limited capacity.
The married man kissed and cuddled the woman, who suffered "substantial psychological harm" and has "vivid nightmares" of him.
Gillinder, of Hart Street, Southport, admitted three offences which involved sexual activity with a vulnerable woman.
He was jailed for 21 months.
Predatory pensioner Roy Rogers took vile sexual photographs of a vulnerable schoolgirl.
His behaviour came to light after the victim, who has learning difficulties, told a teacher he had naked photos of her.
The girl had begged the 71-year-old, of Croyde Road, Speke, to return the indecent images in a text exchange.
The paedophile refused, saying "they are special to me", told her she had "the best t**s in all of Liverpool", and said he was her "boyfriend".
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He also used Samsung 'Galaxy Wearable' software to turn some of the images into watch faces to be used on a Samsung smart watch.
Rogers admitted 12 offences involving engaging in sexual communication with a child, sexual activity with a child, and downloading, taking and possessing indecent images of children.
He was jailed for three years.
Andrew Webb and Thomas Penrith
Heroin dealer Andrew Webb 'hid' guns in an open suitcase, a court was told.
Webb first came to the attention of police when they stopped him in his Range Rover Evoque in Huyton.
The 46-year-old assaulted an officer and made off on foot, before police found half a kilo of heroin nearby.
Enquiries revealed a Range Rover Vogue, registered to his partner in crime, Thomas Penrith, 34, had also been in the area.
That car was spotted in Shop Road, Knowsley Village, with Webb and Penrith standing next to it, when they were arrested.
Inside a nearby property officers discovered an open suitcase with three guns and a large quantity of drugs and cash.
A further firearm was recovered from Webb's home in Shop Road.
He was found guilty of four counts of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, possessing ammunition with intent to endanger life and possessing cannabis with intent to supply. Webb admitted conspiracy to supply heroin.
Penrith, of Meyrick Road, Croxteth, was found guilty of three counts of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and admitted the heroin plot.
The men were each jailed for 25 years.
Paedophile Kieron Boyd broke down and begged for help from police for his "attraction to children" after he was snared in an online sting.
The 37-year-old, of Cunliffe Close, Palacefields, Runcorn, was initially arrested after trying to groom a "14-year-old girl" via social media.
The girl, "Darcy", was actually a "decoy", who led officers to discover vile indecent images of children on Boyd's Samsung phone and Kindle Fire tablet.
Boyd, who has breached Sexual Offence Prevention Orders six times in the past, admitted to sick chats in June and July this year.
He admitted attempting to cause a child to engage in sexual activity, to engage in sexual communication with a child, and to meet a child following grooming.
Boyd also pleaded guilty to three counts of downloading and one count of possessing indecent images of children; one count of possessing prohibited images of children; and one count of possessing extreme porn.
He was jailed for five years, with an extended three years on licence.
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