Prisoner jailed over Theresa Riggi razor attack

Theresa Riggi- slashed with razor Picture : Comp
Theresa Riggi- slashed with razor Picture : Comp
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A FEMALE prisoner who slashed child killer Theresa Riggi with a razor in Scotland’s only all-women jail was sent back behind bars for two years today.

Angela Hamilton claimed to have “sympathy” for child-killer Riggi despite being found guilty of sneaking into her cell at Cornton Vale Prison, Stirling, after breakfast and cutting her face with a razor blade.

She left Riggi lying screaming on her cell floor with her face covered in blood and a clump of her hair missing from her head.

As prison guards rushed to Riggi’s aid, Hamilton, 40, was captured on CCTV calmly walking back to her cell.

Sheriff William Gilchrist said: “I saw the recording of her going into the cell. There is no question of her seeking assistance for Miss Riggi.”

Hamilton denied the attack but a jury of 10 women and five men at Stirling Sheriff Court took little over an hour to find her guilty by majority following a two-day trial.

The assault occurred on November 19, 2011, while Hamilton was in jail serving a sentence for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Riggi was in Cornton Vale during her first year of a 16-year sentence imposed for killing her three young children in Edinburgh, in a crime which shocked the country.