Friday 18 October 2019

Jill Meagher's killer Adrian Bayley stabbed in Australian prison

Adrian Ernest Bayley and Jill Meagher
Adrian Ernest Bayley and Jill Meagher
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Convicted killer and rapist Adrian Bayley has been stabbed in an Australian prison, according to reports.

Bayley is serving at least 40 years in prison for the rape and murder of Irishwoman Jill Meagher.

Ms Meagher (29) was walking home in Melbourne when she was raped and murdered in the early hours of September 22, 2012.

Bayley was wounded inside Barwon Prison, west of Melbourne, on Thursday, according to the Herald Sun

He suffered minor injuries.

Bayley has been held outside the mainstream jail units because of fears he would be a target for other prisoners.

Jill Meagher, who was murdered in Australia in 2012 by Adrian Bayley, photographed with her husband Tom
Jill Meagher, who was murdered in Australia in 2012 by Adrian Bayley, photographed with her husband Tom

It is not the first time he has been stabbed in prison.

A Corrections Victoria spokeswoman said: “A prisoner received minor injuries following an incident at Barwon Prison on Thursday afternoon.”

“The prisoner was assessed and treated at the prison, but did not require hospitalisation or any ongoing treatment.”

Bayley (46) was jailed for at least 35 years for the attack on Ms Meagher. He was found guilty in May 2015 of three more violent rapes and was sentenced to 18 years in jail for those crimes.

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