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Inmate gets 10 years for stabbing prison officer

Published on Apr 8, 2014 1:06 PM
 
Kennard Sociago, a prison inmate serving a long period of detention was given 10 years' preventive detention on April 8, 2014 for attacking a prison officer with a pair of scissors and punching him. -- ST GRAPHICS

A prison inmate serving a long period of detention was given 10 years' preventive detention on Tuesday for attacking a prison officer with a pair of scissors and punching him.

Kennard Sociago, 53, had admitted in January to causing grievous hurt to Assistant Superintendent Jaiy Santosh Annanthan, 26, by stabbing and punching him at Housing Unit Office 2 of Changi Prison Complex on June 26 last year.

ASP Jaiy Santosh suffered life-threatening injuries as a result, and could not carry out his usual daily activities for at least 20 days.

Sociago was last convicted in 2003 for a series of offences such as criminal intimidation and unlawful possession of an offensive weapon and was given 12 years' preventive detention and six strokes.

 
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