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Cork prisoner stabbed to death over a remote control named

41-year-old Graham Johnson died following a dispute.

Image: Irish Prison Service

A POST-MORTEM is due to be carried out today on the body of a 41-year-old man who was stabbed to death in Cork Prison.

Graham Johnson died after being stabbed in the chest in a dispute between inmates that began following a disagreement over a remote control.

It is understood that the incident happened in the kitchen area of the prison.

The deceased’s body was removed to Cork University Hospital in the early hours of this morning and State Pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy is expected to perform a post-mortem examination later.

Gardaí say inquiries are continuing into the circumstances of the death with the Irish Prison Service also investigating.

The other inmate is believed to be involved in the dispute is in his 20s.

Speaking this afternoon on RTÉ’s The Week in Politics, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald expressed sympathy with the family of the victim.

“The first thing I would to obviously is to offer my sympathy to the family of the deceased,” she said. “Obviously there is a garda investigation underway and there will also be an independent inquiry under Judge Reilly as we have now in relation to all deaths in prisons and he makes a series of recommendations based on all deaths in custody.”

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