Thursday 21 September 2017

Killer Dave Mahon 'left with fractured jaw after vicious prison attack in shower room'

Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

Convicted killer Dave Mahon has allegedly been left with a fractured jaw after a vicious attack in prison.

Mahon, who was sentenced to seven years in jail in April for the manslaughter of his stepson Dean Fitzpatrick, was reportedly assaulted in the shower area of Wheatfield Prison’s gym.

The Dubliner claims that he “slipped and fell” in the shower, but a source told the Sunday World that he is refusing to tell officers who assaulted him.

“There are no cameras in the shower area, so no-one can be properly questioned about the incident.

Dave Mahon knifed his stepson. Pic Collins Courts
Dave Mahon knifed his stepson. Pic Collins Courts

“Mahon is terrified of ‘ratting’ on whoever beat him up, as he has made numerous enemies and is afraid of further consequences,” the source said.

He had previously been moved from Mountjoy prison during the summer as prison officials feared for his safety.

On Friday, the 45-year-old launched an appeal against his seven year jail sentence for killing his stepson Dean.

He was granted legal aid in the Court of Appeal to bring an appeal against the severity of his sentence.

Mr Justice George Birmingham ruled on Mahon's legal aid application, which was uncontested.

Dean Fitzpatrick died after receiving a stab wound to the abdomen outside the apartment that Dave Mahon was sharing with Dean’s mother, Audrey.

Wheatfield Prison
Wheatfield Prison

In his defence, Mahon claimed that he did not intentionally kill Dean, and that he had walked into the knife on purpose.

In 2015, he married Dean’s mother Audrey, who has stood by him since the death of her son in 2013.

The family are still searching for their daughter Amy Fitzpatrick, who went missing from their home Spain in 2008.

Amy went missing without trace on New Year's Eve as she walked home from a friend's house along an unlit dirt track.

Mahon, who previously worked as an estate agent, claimed he had no money during his trial for Dean’s death, after spending millions on extensive searches for Amy, and asked to be granted legal aid.

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