Scissor sister Charlotte Mulhall in lockdown after burning inmate with hair tongs
Published 30/07/2015 | 06:42
ONE of the notorious ‘Scissor Sisters’ has been kept locked away from other prisoners after a series of violent incidents.
Charlotte Mulhall (30) used heated hair tongs to burn another inmate’s back, the Herald has learned.
She has been in 23-hour lockdown away from the rest of the population in the Dochas Centre since April, after prison officers became concerned that she had an undue influence over others.
They were also concerned that she was bullying and intimidating other inmates before being isolated from the rest of the prison.
She is also under 24-hour suicide watch, with officers concerned for her safety and mental health.
Sources confirmed that the incident with the hair tongs took place and that Mulhall is suspected of involvement in other violent incidents, but it is understood no prisoner has made a complaint against her.
Prisoners who have been interviewed after receiving injuries at the prison said they had nothing to say when questioned by officials.
The prisoners said that they caused the injuries themselves or were involved in an accident, and it is believed that they are afraid of a reaction from Mulhall.
Farah Swaleh Noor
No allegations of assault have been made against her this year and she has not had any disciplinary hearings brought against her in 2015, despite a number of suspected incidents dating back to February.
Officers and gardai are powerless to intervene without any testimonials or witness statements against her by fellow prisoners.
Mulhall had previously lost her prison privileges after being found with illegal alcohol in her prison cell and brawling with another inmate.
She was jailed with her sister Linda in 2006 for the gruesome killing of their mother’s partner, 38-year-old Kenyan man Farah Swaleh Noor.
After stabbing him as many as 20 times they butchered his body and dumped it in the Royal Canal.
His head was never recovered, after they transported it across Dublin on a bus and hid it in a park in Tallaght.
They then moved it to another location. Charlotte was jailed for life for Mr Noor’s murder, while Linda (39) was sentenced to 15 years for manslaughter.
Charlotte was rushed to the Mater Hospital by prison staff and kept overnight earlier this month after they became concerned about her mental health.
The 30-year-old is believed to have grown increasingly isolated and depressed in recent weeks.
Charlotte’s fiancee Karen Kelly was released from the Dochas Centre recently after completing her sentence.
The pair met while Karen was serving a three-year sentence for assault.