Mitchell Harrison was in a British prison for, and reportedly boasted about, raping a 13-year-old girl. Two convicts were arrested Saturday after the 23-year-old rapist was found in his cell, dead and disemboweled. IOL News on the grizzly just desserts:
"Mitchell Harrison, 23, was killed at high-security Frankland Prison, in County Durham - where last year Soham killer Ian Huntley was slashed in the throat by a fellow inmate.
Serial sex attacker Harrison was butchered with makeshift weapons, thought to be razor blades melted into toothbrush handles."
Post-mortem examination found that he had died from "multiple injuries," but reports have surfaced that a source close to the prison said: “To all intents and purposes he had been disemboweled. There was blood everywhere."
The inmate attackers Michael Parr, 32, and Nathan Mann, 23, appeared at Peterlee Magistrates' Court where they spoke only to confirm their names.
Harrison was sentenced in January 2010 to a minimum of four-and-a-half years in prison for raping a 13-year-old girl in 2009. The pedophile had also been formally warned when he was 13 for indecently assaulting a 7-year-old girl, and at age 15 was taken to court for threatening to rape a 15-year-old classmate.
BBC News reports that a statement has been released by Mitchell's family saying he did not deserve to die in such a "horrific way".
"Although we never condoned his past actions, he was serving his time and was by all accounts a model, trusted prisoner who did not deserve to die in this horrific way.
"We look forward to the day when the people responsible are brought to justice."
According to Sky News, Frankland is a Category A facility housing more than 800 inmates, including some of the most serious offenders in the prison system.