A female serial killer who murdered three men and stabbed two others in a horrific killing spree has asked for compensation because she feels being segregated in prison is a breach of her human rights.
Joanna Dennehy, who was imprisoned in 2014, has claimed that being segregated at HMP Bronzefield makes her ‘upset’.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Dennehy’s QC has argued that she has been discriminated against and falls victim to actions banned by the Human Rights Convention.
However, it gets worse – apparently Dennehy was only segregated in the first place because she tried to cut off a guard’s finger in a foiled plot to escape.
The court heard that she planned to use the severed finger to fool security scanners.
In a ten day killing spree back in March 2013, Dennehy murdered lover Kevin Lee and housemates Lukasz Slaboszewski and John Chapman.
When tried, The Old Bailey was told she conducted the attacks to fulfil her ‘sadistic love for blood’.
Speaking to a psychiatrist, she later said:
I killed to see how I would feel, to see if I was as cold as I thought I was. Then it got more-ish.
Along with Moors murderer Myra Hindley, and Rose West – Joanna Dennehy is one of only three women to be given a whole life prison term in the UK.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.