A prisoner who cut a pedophile in the face with a razor blade and required more than 100 stitches has been given an extended sentence of five years.
Daniel Andrews, 28, punched Jordan Murray in the side of the face at HMP Altcourse in Fazakerley, Liverpool, in late 2019 after learning the inmate was in jail for sex offenses against children.
After Murray was taken to the ER, Andrews told a prison guard, “He has two victims, remember them.”
Andrews had 39 previous convictions for 75 crimes, many for assault in the North East, and was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison, the Liverpool Crown Court heard.
the defender, who deliberately admitted to injury during the hearing has now received an extended five-year sentence.
Daniel Andrews, 28, who slashed Jordan Murray in the side of the face in the medical wing of HMP Altcourse, has now been given an extended five-year sentence.
Prosecutor Peter Killen said: ‘The victim is Jordan Murray who was a prisoner of HMP Altcourse in the health ward and he returned to his own cell at approximately 9:15 am on 10 December after going to the toilet.
“While doing so, he was called to cell seven, the defendant’s cell.
‘Mr Murray did not know Mr Andrews but had spoken to him and when speaking to him on this occasion he indicated that he had convictions. He told the defendant that he had convictions related to sexual offenses against children.
“At the time, Mr. Murray thought Mr. Andrews didn’t mind what he said.
“He walked out of the cell, but was called back and he thought the defendant wanted another interview with him.
“They spoke very briefly about football, but at least Mr Murray remembers the defendant saying to him, ‘I don’t like people talking to children,’ and the defendant punched him in the side of the face.”
Murray suffered a 6-inch wound on the right side of his face that will leave a permanent scar, the court heard.
After Murray was taken to the emergency room, a prison officer asked Andrews why he carried out the attack.
Andrews was said to have claimed voices in his head told him to do it and also added, “He has two victims, think of them.”
In a victim’s personal statement summarized in court by Mr Killen, Murray wrote: “I can’t believe anyone would do this to another person.”
Mr Killen added: “Every time he looks at the scar, it brings back a memory of the attack that makes him feel upset and concerned.”
The incident at HMP Altcourse in Fazakerley, Liverpool, after Andrews learned Murray was in jail for sex offenses against children
The court heard Andrews had 39 previous convictions for 75 crimes, many for assault in the Northeast.
Defensively, Peter Eguae said his client had a difficult childhood growing up in care.
He added that the 28-year-old was in Altcourse’s medical ward due to mental health issues, telling the court: “The decline in his mental health was entirely intertwined with his use of herbs.”
Mr Eguae added that Andrews, who is a father, had made tremendous progress during his most recent jail term, saying: “He never realized when he assaulted the victim how serious it would be and he has expressed his shock very honestly and believably, expressed his shame. and his distaste for his deeds.’
Andrews, who admits to being intentionally injured, attended the hearing via a video link from HMP Nottingham.
After learning that Andrews had changed his life since the attack, Judge David Swinnerton said if this was the case, “at least something good will come of this.”
However, he concluded that Andrews was a dangerous offender.
The judge said Murray was a vulnerable inmate who suffered from learning disabilities, which may be why he voluntarily admitted he was behind bars for sex crimes.
Judge Swinnerton said the attack was “a sudden, impulsive decision” in which: “You caused an injury that is visibly horrific.
“It’s a really long, deep cut on the side of his face. The photo taken of this shortly afterwards is horrific. The effect of this is that he has permanent scars on his face.’
Andrews was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison and an extended five-year sentence.
This means that he will serve at least two-thirds of the prison sentence before he can be considered for parole.
Once released, he will be subject to licensing terms for the remainder of his custodial sentence, plus an additional five years.