Carl Williams Death - Hit From Behind - Police Reveal that Stem of an Exercise Bike was the Murder Weapon
Victoria Police have revealed that Carl Williams was hit from behind with the stem of an exercise bike at Barwon Prison early on Monday afternoon. Williams was believed in the exercise yard or in a day room as part of his daily routine. Williams was housed in the Acacia Unit of the Barwon Prison, which is considered maximum security.
Williams was understood to have been allowed to associate with two other members of the Acacia Unit for about 6 hours every day. They were not under constant supervision.
CCTV footage has reportedly captured the attack on Williams and two men are in the process of being questioned by homicide detectives. It is believed that the two men were the same people who shared the Acacia Unit with Williams.
Williams was serving a 37 year sentence after being convicted over the murder of four people during the gangland killings in Victoria.
Paramedics arrived on the scene at about 1.20pm on Monday. Medical officers had tried to resuscitate Williams but he died at the scene. Initial reports suggest that he died of cardiac arrest but it is not clear if this was caused by the attack.