Lag slits pal’s throat during neck massage
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.