Prison threat to Dave Mahon after inmates vow to 'slice him up'
A GANG in Mountjoy Prison that has been offered cash to attack killer Dave Mahon is determined to “get at him” – despite Mahon being moved out of the prison for his own safety, it can be revealed.
Mahon was sentenced to seven years in jail in June for the manslaughter of his wife’s son, Dean Fitzpatrick, in May 2013.
The killer was transferred to Wheatfield Prison in west Dublin last month after spending weeks on a protection regime in Mountjoy’s medical unit.
Sources revealed that a group of inmates from Darndale and Coolock have agreed to take up a cash offer, made by unknown crime figures, to “slice up” the violent killer.
“Just because Mahon has been transferred does not mean that he will be safe,” a source said. “These fellas hate Mahon’s guts, particularly over the manner in which he killed Dean.”
It is understood that Mahon left the prison more than three weeks ago.
“He feels a lot safer in Wheatfield, but he should not be at all complacent,” the source said.
His victim, dad-of-one Dean Fitzpatrick (23), was the older brother of missing teenager Amy Fitzpatrick, who disappeared in Spain on New Year’s Day 2008.
Last week, it emerged that TV3 bosses pulled a documentary about missing teen Amy after her mother’s solicitors threatened legal action.