79-year-old man who killed his inner partner with a Breville sandwich press

John Walsh (pictured), 79, who is serving a life sentence for four murders, including his inner partner, said he wanted his cellmate to be

A 79-year-old murderer has revealed why he beat his cellmate to death with a Breville sandwich press.

John Walsh said he wanted his long-time inmate in Long Bay prison, Frank Townsend, 71, to "get rid of", it was heard in a Sydney courtroom on Friday.

Walsh, who was serving a life sentence for three murders at the time of the attack, stuffed the sandwich press into a pillowcase and threw it at Townsend's head at least eight times in a "very violent and fierce attack".

Walsh pleaded guilty to murdering his inmate from Long Bay prison, Frank Townsend, in January 2017, but the court could not find any psychiatric explanation for the attack, and said that it's "just plain bad". .

John Walsh (pictured), 79, who is serving a life sentence for four murders, including his inner partner, said he wanted his cellmate to "get out", so he killed him with a sandwich press.

Walsh (center) pleaded guilty to murdering his inmate from Long Bay prison, Frank Townsend, in January 2017, but the court could not find any psychiatric explanation for the attack.

Walsh (center) pleaded guilty to murdering his inmate from Long Bay prison, Frank Townsend, in January 2017, but the court could not find any psychiatric explanation for the attack.

Walsh (center) pleaded guilty to murdering his inmate from Long Bay prison, Frank Townsend, in January 2017, but the court could not find any psychiatric explanation for the attack.

Crown prosecutor Sharon Harris told the Supreme Court of New South Wales on Friday: "Some people are simply bad, the offender himself refers to himself as a dangerous person or implies that he is a dangerous person", reported the Daily Telegraph.

According to the publication, the prison officers interrupted the beating of Walsh when they heard five or six blows, but when they saw that Walsh was sitting in his bed, they assumed that the noises had been snoring from Townsend.

When the officers left, Walsh hit the "helpless" Townsend twice more in the head.

John Walsh is currently serving two life sentences for murdering his wife, two grandchildren and a family dog ​​before attacking his daughter in a sudden attack at her home in Cowra, west of Sydney, in 2008.

He was also convicted of the attempted murder of his daughter, policewoman Shelly Walsh.

John Walsh stuffed the sandwich press into a pillowcase, swinging it in the head of his 71-year-old cellmate at least eight times in a "very fierce and violent attack" (stock image)

John Walsh stuffed the sandwich press into a pillowcase, swinging it in the head of his 71-year-old cellmate at least eight times in a "very fierce and violent attack" (stock image)

John Walsh stuffed the sandwich press into a pillowcase, swinging it in the head of his 71-year-old cellmate at least eight times in a "very fierce and violent attack" (stock image)

John Walsh is serving two life sentences for murdering his wife, two grandchildren and a family dog ​​before hitting his daughter with an ax in a sudden attack at his home in Cowra (pictured)

John Walsh is serving two life sentences for murdering his wife, two grandchildren and a family dog ​​before hitting his daughter with an ax in a sudden attack at his home in Cowra (pictured)

John Walsh is serving two life sentences for murdering his wife, two grandchildren and a family dog ​​before hitting his daughter with an ax in a sudden attack at his home in Cowra (pictured)

Walsh, who is originally from Northern Ireland, was taking care of her daughter's children while working at night in the Parkes police station.

Walsh, who is originally from Northern Ireland, was taking care of her daughter's children while working at night in the Parkes police station.

Walsh, who is originally from Northern Ireland, was taking care of her daughter's children while working at night in the Parkes police station.

Walsh, who is originally from Northern Ireland, was taking care of her daughter's children while working a night shift at the Parkes police station.

He later told the police that he repeatedly hit his wife on the head with a hammer that he dubbed & # 39; Fred & # 39; before stabbing her and hitting her again.

Then he pulled his granddaughter into the bathtub where he drowned her before putting her back in his bed.

After Walsh said he turned his attention to his grandson whom he hit on the head with a hammer before putting him in the bathtub.

He put the boy back in his bed when he was sure he was dead.

Walsh told the police that he then worried about who was going to take care of the dog, so he also drowned him in the bathtub, wrapped it in plastic and placed it under the children's bunk, according to The Telegraph.

When his daughter Shelly returned home to pick up her children, Walsh was waiting for her with an ax and hit her several times on the head, fracturing her skull and tearing the lining of her brain.

Shelly told a court that was heard during Walsh's trial in 2009 that she first saw her mother lying on the floor of her bedroom when she arrived at the house, but that Walsh told her she was sick.

Shelly then went into her children's rooms where she found their bodies in bed. Moments later, Walsh hit her on the head with an ax.

While attacking her, Walsh told her daughter: "I'm doing this because I love you. When I'm done with you, I'm going to Newcastle to kill your ex-husband. We are all better this way. This is the way it has to be & # 39;

Walsh is serving a life sentence in Long Bay prison (pictured) for four murders, including his inner partner

Walsh is serving a life sentence in Long Bay prison (pictured) for four murders, including his inner partner

Walsh is serving a life sentence in Long Bay prison (pictured) for four murders, including his inner partner

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