ONE of the prisoners who was involved in a ruthless stabbing of a fellow inmate in Cessnock jail has been revealed as double murderer Adnan “Eddie” Darwiche.
The underworld figure was recently transferred to Cessnock from Goulburn in September last year after he himself was a victim of a stabbing.
But the tables turned on Friday when emergency services were forced to rush a 33-year-old man to hospital with multiple stab wounds.
The man survived and is already understood to be back in prison.
Darwiche is one of two men identified as responsible for the attack.
In his 2006 sentencing for two high-profile Sydney murders, one in which 100 bullets were fired at a house, the judge noted that Darwiche carried out the crimes with “cold-blooded ruthlessness”. The judge said Darwiche posed an “extreme danger to the community” and a life sentence was the only way society could be protected.
News Corp reported the attack was believed to be an attempt to maintain his reputation in the prison.