The Daily Mail is reporting that two men have been charged with the murder of a man in prison who was serving an indefinite sentence for raping a 13-year-old girl.
Mitchell Harrison, 23, [pictured] was being held at Frankland Prison, Durham, for raping the girl when he was brutally killed last October.
Michael Parr, 32, pleaded guilty to murder during a brief hearing at Newcastle Crown Court yesterday via videolink from prison.
Nathan Mann, 23, is also charged with Harrison’s murder but he did not appear before the court.
Harrison, from Wolverhampton, was jailed in January 2010 for raping a girl in Cumbria.
He was jailed at Carlisle Crown Court indefinitely and was put on the sex offenders’ register for life.
He was killed with makeshift weapons, thought to be razor blades melted into toothbrush handles.
His bloodied body was found in his cell by warders.
The judge who sent Harrison to prison said he posed a ‘substantial risk’ to young girls.
He lured his teenage victim to his flat in Kendal, Cumbria, in 2009. Once inside he ordered her to strip before raping her twice.
It was the third time Harrison had been in trouble for sexually assaulting girls.
When he was 13 he was given a formal warning for indecently assaulting a seven-year-old and when he was 15 he was taken to court for threatening to rape a 15-year-old classmate.
After his murder, Harrison’s family released a statement saying: ‘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.’
Parr will be sentenced on July 12.