Albion Park Rail Aldi basher Mervyn Davidson sentenced to 11 years in prison

A man accused of murdering a fellow prison inmate has been jailed over an earlier violent attack during which he bashed an Aldi worker with a baseball bat during an attempted robbery.

Mervyn Davidson, 44, pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the “ferocious” supermarket attack at Albion Park Rail in January last year, which also involved him punching a police officer and later choking - but not killing - a cellmate with his t-shirt.

Judge Andrew Haesler at Wollongong District Court on Friday sentenced Davidson to 11 years in prison with a non-parole period of seven years and eight months.

Davidson has separately been charged with the murder of Silverwater prison inmate Alfredo Pengue, 54, who died in hospital in February after he was allegedly found unconscious in his cell.

More to come

- Australian Associated Press

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