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Ice Queen killer places on wing ‘run’ by Scissor Sister Charlotte

Crime DeskBy Patrick O'Connell
Charlotte Mulhall
Charlotte Mulhall

Prison bosses have moved ‘Ice Queen’ killer Marta Herda into the same prison lodge where lesbian murderer Charlotte Mulhall is mourning the loss of her former lover.

Polish waitress Herda (29), was moved into Laurel House in the Dochas Women’s Prison on Monday after spending her first weekend behind bars in the prison’s committal unit.

Herda was jailed for life last week after being convicted of the murder of Hungarian Csaba Orsos, who drowned after she drove a car at high speed through the crash barrier at South Quay, Arklow on March 26, 2013.

Marta Herda

Sources said that after arriving in the lodge Herda was greeted by Ireland’s most infamous female murderer, Scissor Sister Charlotte Mulhall.

 “Charlotte rules the roost among the inmates in the Laurel Lodge,” a source told the Sunday World.

“She talks to all the new inmates who go in there and basically tells them what’s on and what’s not.

“If Marta has any sense she’ll go along with that because Charlotte has a mean streak when people don’t play ball.”

Last year, Charlotte was locked away from other inmates after rumours circulated that she was bullying and intimidating other inmates.

Authorities made the move after officers received intelligence from other inmates.

However, the measures were scaled back in the wake of the death of her former jailhouse love Karen Kelly,  which left the 30-year-old badly shaken.

Karen Kelly and Charlotte 

Karen (25), passed away due to complications with a heart condition in her home in Farren Park, Waterford, in October of last year.

Karen met mum-of-one Charlotte when she was serving a three-year sentence for assault at the Dochas Centre in 2009.

Karen Kelly

She was released from prison in 2012 and subsequently gave an interview where she spoke of her love for Charlotte.

“I love Charlotte will all my heart,” she said.

“I sent her a wedding ring a few weeks ago in the post as I’m not allowed to visit her still.

“As I’m not officially allowed to marry her while she is in prison, the ring is a symbol of our love... that we will be together
forever.”

Murderess Charlotte was jailed with her sister Linda in 2006 for the gruesome killing of their mother’s partner, 38-year-old Kenyan man Farah Swaleh Noor.

After stabbing him as many as 20 times, they then butchered his body and dumped it in the Royal Canal.

His head was never recovered after they transported it across Dublin on a bus and hid it in a park in Tallaght, before moving it to another location.

Charlotte was jailed for life for Mr Noor’s murder, while Linda (39), was sentenced to 15 years for manslaughter.

The pair were dubbed the Scissor Sisters for cutting Noor’s body into pieces.

The Sunday World understands that Marta Herda and her legal team are currently in the process of preparing an appeal against her
conviction for the murder of Csaba Orsos.

Csaba Orsos

During her trial, statements Herda gave to Gardaí painted the Hungarian out to be a stalker who had been infatuated with her over a two-year period prior to his killing.

She said he used to text her and “put things on Facebook” in the course of their two years working together at the tranquil BrookLodge Hotel in Aughrim, Co. Wicklow.

Herda claimed the Hungarian would talk about her to her colleagues.

“He tell them we have sex, but that’s not true,” she said. “It got worse.

“People think this funny, but not for me,” she told Gardaí in hesitant English.

“The second year it no longer funny.

“When I drove into the water, I wanted this all to stop. I didn’t want to tell the guards.

The car being removed from Arklow harbour 

“You must remember that in Poland people don’t like police.”

The trial also heard Dr Donal Bailey, who treated the accused in hospital, asked her if she knew what would happen when the car entered the water.

He said: “She nodded and became tearful.

“Her only answer to me was that she knew he couldn’t swim.”

Csaba’s family have said they were happy with the verdict.