Jealous ex-husband, 42, who broke the ear of his wife's new husband with a garden fork, gets $ 125,000 in cash from the taxpayer after being killed in prison
- Criminal Dylan Joel Hartwick receives $ 125,000 in money financed by the taxpayer
- He was attacked by a prisoner during a time in a state prison in Melbourne
- The incident occurred weeks after Hartwick had committed his own violent crime
- He successfully won his case against the state government in Victoria
Laura Withers for Daily Mail Australia
A calloused criminal has received a huge sum of taxpayers after he was brutally attacked behind bars.
Dylan Joel Hartwick receives $ 125,000 in a distribution sheet for the state after being stabbed several times by a fellow prisoner in the Melbourne Assessment Prison, according to Geelong Advertiser.
The 42-year-old got the brutal bashing just a few weeks after he committed his own violent crime.
(Image from file) Dylan Joel Hartwick receives $ 125,000 after being attacked by a prisoner in the Melbourne Assessment Prison
Hartwick was imprisoned after he had hacked with a garden fork at the head of his wife's new partner, in her home in Leopold, in the east of Geelong.
He then fled the scene – leaving his victim with a severely severed ear.
A few weeks after Hartwick had handed himself over, he was brutally attacked by his prisoner.
He claimed he had been stabbed in the face, head and arm with a metal butter knife by a fellow inmate who suffered from a mental illness, according to reports.
Hartwick – who was serving his third prison sentence at the time – succeeded in facing the government of Victoria for the attack in 2015.
The court heard that Hartwick had been in distress for a long time after the incident.
As proof he said: & # 39; When I open my eyes, I see him standing there with a knife that screams and comes to me. & # 39;
(Image of the file) Hartwick hacked the head of his wife's new partner with a garden fork
Although the state government admitted negligence, they argued that the payout should not exceed $ 35,000 due to their doubts about the extent of Hartwick's psychological injuries.
But Judge Robert Dyer ruled the state and rewarded Hartwick with compensation of $ 65,000 for personal injury, and another $ 60,000 for the long-term psychological problems he experienced.
Hartwick was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital before being returned to custody.
He received bail a week later.
When Hartwick was convicted of his own crime, Judge Mullaly said that the violence he had suffered had helped him to "live in & # 39; in his victim.
When he finished his sentence, Judge Gerard Mullaly said: "You have come to appreciate and sympathize with this rather brutal way. [your] victim. & # 39;