Kinahan cartel’s ‘Fat Freddie’ Thompson makes jail warning to Jennie Poole’s evil killer Gavin Murphy after jail move
- Published: 20:15, 5 Jan 2023
- Updated: 20:15, 5 Jan 2023
GANGLAND brute ‘Fat Freddie’ Thompson has warned Jennie Poole’s psycho killer to behave behind bars — or else.
The brute was moved from the Dublin jail after he threatened the lives of prison officers and attacked other inmates.
And Murphy, 31, who knifed his girlfriend Jennie, 24, to death in 2021, is now as “quiet as a mouse” in his new surroundings.
A prison source said: “Gavin Murphy tried to be a hardman in Mountjoy and caused a lot of trouble for both the staff and other prisoners. He was despised there.
“However, since he went to Portlaoise there is hardly a word out of him. He is afraid for his life. There is a history of good relations between inmates in Portlaoise and the screws, with little or no hassle, and nobody wants to rock the boat.
“Murphy was told by Kinahan gang members and republicans to behave or face the music. He has hardly opened his mouth since he got in here and is now behaving like a model prisoner.”
In some parts of Portlaoise some inmates might only mix with two or three other prisoners a day for security reasons.
The security is far greater than at Mountjoy and the Army also helps guard parts of the prison.
Traditionally anyone convicted by the three-judge Special Criminal Court is detained there.
Vile Murphy previously served three years in jail for beating up an ex before he started dating mum-of-two Jenny, a care worker.
She had no idea of his violent background and was shocked when he started beating her up at home. He brutally stabbed her several times and killed her in 2021.
He pleaded guilty to her murder at her Finglas flat and received a life sentence in April last year.
Her heartbroken family say Murphy should never be freed and is a danger to women.
They met Minister for Justice Helen McEntee before she went off on maternity leave and are calling for a domestic violence register to be set up so the public can check if someone new in their life has a history of violence.
They are convinced if Jenny had been aware of Murphy’s violent past she would never have gone out with him and would be alive.
It is understood Murphy is now likely to serve the rest of his life sentence in Portlaoise.
The Irish Prison Service won’t comment on individual prisoners.