A prisoner has appeared in court accused of murdering a killer behind bars in one of Scotland’s toughest jails.
Steven McIvor is alleged to have fatally wounded Michael Mowat at Glenochil Prison in Clackmannanshire.
Mowat, 46, was jailed for life in 2001 after bludgeoning to death a 26-year-old friend, Bruce Connolly, to steal drugs.
The 1999 incident occurred in Kirkcaldy, Fife, where Mr Connolly and Mowat, already a convicted armed robber, both then lived.
Mowat was rushed to the the Forth Valley Hospital in Larbert, Stirlingshire, on the afternoon of Saturday, February 17 reportedly suffering from a stab wound to the neck, and later died.
McIvor, 33, from Edinburgh, appeared on petition at Alloa Sheriff Court on Monday accused of murder.
The incident occurred in the jail’s Harviestoun Hall.
He made neither plea nor declaration at the brief, private, hearing, before Sheriff David Mackie.
The case was continued for further examination, and McIvor was returned to custody.