Lag slits pal’s throat dur­ing neck mas­sage

Midweek Sport - - AGONY SPECIAL -

A PRISONER has had his sen­tence ex­tended af­ter try­ing to kill a fel­low in­mate whilst giv­ing him a neck mas­sage.

Damian Karn­stein was friends with his at­tacker, Carl Wil­son, 26, and was a reg­u­lar vis­i­tor to his cell.

One day last Novem­ber he started giv­ing him a neck mas­sage as he watched tele­vi­sion, a court heard.

With­out warn­ing Wil­son pulled out a home­made weapon of a ra­zor blade melted to a tooth­brush and twice slit Mr Karn­stein’s throat.

Wil­son was al­ready serv­ing a seven- year sen­tence at the prison in Ack­ling­ton, Northum­ber­land, for a bru­tal at­tack on a woman.

Now, af­ter ad­mit­ting at­tempted mur­der, Wil­son has been locked up in­def­i­nitely.

New­cas­tle Crown Court heard that Mr Karn­stein, who was openly gay, was on the vul­ner­a­ble per­sons’ wing at the prison and had had no pre­vi­ous prob­lems with Wil­son.

The pros­e­cu­tion said “Wil­son...drew the weapon across the com­plainant’s throat from right to left then left to right.”

Mr Karn­stein, 57, col­lapsed on the floor and Wil­son left him there, bleed­ing heav­ily and sat calmly when prison of­fi­cers ar­rived.

He must serve six years be­fore he is con­sid­ered for re­lease.

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