Inmate charged with murdering fellow lag

Brian Veale
Brian Veale

An inmate in Cork Prison has been charged in connection with the behind-bars knife murder of Graham Johnson.

The ‘model inmate’, who had been serving a four year sentence for theft, was stabbed in the chest and had his throat slit, just weeks before his release.

31-year-old Brian Veale appeared in Cork District Court yesterday charged with knifing Johnson as he worked in the prison kitchen on May 16th last year.

Victim: Graham Johnson died after being attacked with a kitchen knife

Graham Johnson

Judge Con O’Leary remanded Veale to appear before the Central Criminal Court.

41-year-old Johnson had told prison officials that he planned to rebuild his life after receiving help for a serious gambling problem while in custody.