UK: Prisoner admits trying to kill Soham murderer Ian Huntley

PUBLISHED: 11:39 04 October 2011

Ian Huntley

Ian Huntley

UK: A fellow prisoner has admitted trying to kill Soham murderer Ian Huntley.

Damien Fowkes, 35, pleaded guilty at Hull Crown Court today to slashing Huntley’s throat in Frankland Prison, Durham, in March last year.

Fowkes, from Northampton, also admitted the manslaughter of child killer Colin Hatch, who was strangled at Full Sutton Prison near York in February this year.

He was initially charged with Hatch’s murder but his plea of guilty to manslaughter was accepted on the grounds of his diminished responsibility.

Huntley, 37, was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2005 for murdering Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman. The bodies of the ten-year-olds were discovered near RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.

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