Warder 'offends' Attracta killer

Attracta Harron
Warder 'offends' Attracta killer
22 December 2011
The Daily Mirror
Laurie Hanna


The rapist who murdered librarian Attracta Harron has complained to prison chiefs that he was offended by a warder using bad language. Sick Trevor Hamilton, right, was jailed indefinitely for the 65-year-old's killing in 2006. A source said:
"It is bewildering that someone so evil could claim to be offended by words. The warder made an off-the-cuff joke and Hamilton was the only one there who said he was insulted by it."
The Daily Mirror can reveal the brute, who is being held at Maghaberry Prison, Co Antrim, recently filed an official complaint saying he was upset when the member of staff used sexual language in front of him. The source added:
"He likes to think he is above such things now, which is a bizarre attitude for a convicted killer and rapist to adopt."
An investigation has been launched by the Northern Ireland Prison Service. Mrs Harron, a mother of six from Strabane, Co Tyrone, disappeared after leaving mass in Co Donegal on December 11 2003. Her body was undiscovered for more than four months and was finally found in April 2004.

At his trial it was revealed that Hamilton, a convicted rapist released from prison just four months before the killing, had lured Mrs Harron into his car and then battered her to death.


Her badly-decomposed body was later found buried in a makeshift riverbank grave less than 50 yards from Hamilton's home. [Note: Attracta Harron's body was found by Eddie].

Mrs Harron's clothes, bank documents and prayer book were burnt on a bonfire at his house as part of his attempted cover-up. [Note: Eddie found traces of Attracta in Hamilton's burned out car, DNA tests confirmed identity.]

Following the brute's murder conviction in April 2006, trial judge Mr Justice McLaughlin concluded the motive for the abduction was sexual and that Hamilton killed the pensioner to avoid detection.

A pre-sentence report stated the beast, now aged 28, had a "major difficulty in controlling and channelling his sexual feelings".

In 2008, Hamilton's original sentence, which would have seen him die in prison, was cut by the Court of Appeal to 35 years before he can be considered for release.

In 1999, Hamilton had been convicted of five offences of exposing himself to women.

And in 2000 when he was 17 he had been sent to a young offenders centre for seven years after pleading guilty to raping, assaulting and threatening to kill a 29-year-old woman.

A Northern Ireland Prison Service spokesman said:
"We cannot comment on individual prisoners."

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