A PRISONER who did not know why he repeatedly stabbed a fellow inmate in a frenzied attack faces the possibility of being handed a life sentence.
Callous James Campbell, 23, went on the rampage in the kitchen at HMP Edinburgh on June 10 this year.
The High Court in Edinburgh heard how Campbell – serving time for rape – plunged a blade into fellow sex offender Thomas White, 69.
Campbell – who also has convictions for knife possession, assault and robbery, and assault to severe injury – was apprehended shortly after.
But he told poice he didn’t know why he had stabbed Mr White and that he had been experiencing “urges” and “visions” to attack someone.
The story emerged after Campbell pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted murder before judge Lord Pentland.
Judge Lord Pentland deferred sentence on Campbell for a report to see if he should be made the subject of an order for lifelong restriction.