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Man stabs prison guard after being jailed for killing sex worker Michaela Dunn

Man stabs prison guard after being jailed for killing sex worker Michaela Dunn

Man stabs prison guard after being jailed for killing sex worker Michaela Dunn



A notorious killer who was jailed for decades for brutally stabbing a sex worker to death during a bloody shootout has attacked a prison guard with a razor blade.

Mert Ney shocked Sydney in August 2019 when he murdered 24-year-old Michaela Dunn and ran through the streets brandishing a knife, stabbing another woman before being subdued by brave good Samaritans.

He was jailed for more than 40 years and High Court judge Peter Johnson described his actions as a “cruel, brutal and terrifying attack carried out for no reason”.

Ney is housed in the state’s most secure prison, the Goulburn Supermax.

Ney is known to have slashed a correctional officer in the chest during an incident on Friday around 10 a.m.

The officer was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Ney was sentenced to 44 years in prison, with a non-parole period of 33 years, for the murder of Ms. Dunn.

His first release was reduced by three years after he successfully appealed to the Court of Criminal Appeal in October last year.

In October 2021, Ney was found guilty of assaulting a prison officer while in prison, for which he was sentenced to 15 months in prison.

He was also convicted and sentenced to 12 months in prison for setting fire to his cell.

In February last year, Ney was sentenced to 15 months in prison for throwing boiling water on a fellow inmate.

Ney was sentenced to 44 years in prison, with a non-parole period of 33 years, for the murder of Michaela Dunn. This sentence was reduced by three years on appeal.
Police arrest Mert Ney after stabbing Dunn to death in central Sydney

At the time of Ms Dunn’s death, Ney had booked a $250 sexual service with the young woman who worked at a unit on Clarence St.

He then brutally stabbed her in the face, neck, chest and arms before embarking on a terrifying trek through the streets brandishing another knife and wearing a balaclava over his head.

A group of brave citizens managed to subdue him with a chair and a milk carton before he was arrested by the police.

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