Woman on Riggi razor attack charge

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A WOMAN has appeared in court charged with launching a razor attack on killer mum Theresa Riggi in her prison cell.

Angela Hamilton, 39, appeared on petition at Stirling Sheriff Court yesterday accused of assaulting Riggi – who stabbed her three young children to death in the Capital in 2010 – to her severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

The charge alleges that Hamilton grabbed Riggi, 47, by the hair and repeatedly slashed her face and head with a razor blade or similar implement in Ross House, the psychiatric wing of Cornton Vale prison on November 19 last year.

Hamilton, of Cambuslang, made no plea or declaration at the private hearing before Sheriff Wyllie Robertson and the case was continued for further examination. Defence agent Matthew Berlow’s application for bail was granted, and Hamilton was released to Leverndale Hospital in Glasgow.

Riggi stabbed her twin sons, Austin and Luke, eight, and daughter Cecilia, five, to death in August 2010. She was found badly injured after plunging from a second-floor balcony in an apparent suicide attempt after a gas explosion.