Friday 20 April 2018

'Scissor Sister'​ Linda breaks her arm and smashes face in prison fall

Convicted killer Linda Mulhall
Convicted killer Linda Mulhall

Ken Foy

'Scissor Sister' Linda Mulhall is recovering after suffering a broken arm and severe facial injuries in an incident in prison.

The 41-year-old, who was convicted of killing Kenyan national Farah Swaleh Noor, was treated in hospital for her injuries after she reportedly fell into a press.

She was locked in her en-suite room in the Dochas Centre women's prison at the time.

It is understood that she suffered the injuries after becoming "dizzy".

Sources at the prison revealed that a detailed investigation with the aid of CCTV established that no-one had entered her room after she was locked into it at 7.30pm on the evening of the incident.

"It is for that reason that the incident is not being treated as an assault and the authorities are satisfied that she suffered the injuries in what must have been a very bad fall," the source said.

Mulhall spent 13 hours receiving emergency treatment in hospital for her injuries after the incident.

"Linda is making a good recovery and she has been involved in no disciplinary issues since that time," the source said.

Her behaviour over the past six years has been described as "excellent" by jail insiders and she has not received a 'P19' disciplinary report since 2010 when she refused to take a saliva test.

This is in stark contrast to her behaviour when she was disciplined for breaking jail rules around a dozen times between 2007 and 2009.

This was for a wide variety of offences including fighting with other inmates and being caught with a mobile phone and a charger.

She is due to be released next January but it has been reported that she may apply to be released later this year.

She is serving a 15-year manslaughter sentence for brutally butchering her mother's lover Mr Noor in one of the most infamous cases in Irish history.

Her younger sister Charlotte Mulhall is serving a life sentence for the gruesome murder.

Along with Charlotte, Linda chopped up Mr Noor's body at her mother's home at Richmond Cottage, Ballybough, North Dublin, in 2005.

She admitted hitting him "a good few times" on the head with a claw hammer while Charlotte stabbed the 36-year-old up to 20 times with a kitchen knife.

Irish Independent

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