Aussie 'Hannibal Lecter' warns he's just 'waiting for the right weapon'

  • 19/07/2016
Aussie 'Hannibal Lecter' warns he's just 'waiting for the right weapon'

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An Australian prisoner dubbed "the Northern Territory's Hannibal Lecter" by local media has appeared in court threatening violence unless he is transferred to his former prison.

Andy Albury, 54, is 30 years into serving a life sentence with no parole. He is currently housed in a Complex Behavioural Unit in Darwin, but wishes to return to Alice Springs' prison where he claims the conditions are better.

In 1983, when he was 22 years old, Albury was convicted of killing 29-year-old Aboriginal woman Gloria Pindan in Darwin. He stabbed her almost 30 times and cut her nipples off with a broken beer bottle. He also gouged out her eyeball and threw it into the grass four metres from where he murdered her.

He confessed to police almost immediately. He said he had walked Ms Pindan to a vacant lot and talked to her before he "stood up and killed her". He was asked why he had removed her eye, he answered, "No reason, I enjoyed the killing."

He has also openly warned he will kill again; he's just "waiting for the right weapon", ABC news reported.

Albury was moved from the Alice Springs prison because staff "expressed concerns about his behaviour towards them, and it was to take the burden off staff having to deal with him".

Darwin Surpreme Court heard on Monday details of the 31 incidents Albury was involved in this year alone. They included throwing faeces on staff and assaulting staff.

Albury vowed his behaviour would not alter until he was returned to the Alice Springs facility where is brother could purchase him a coke and a mars bar from the vending machine there on Sundays.

He said in Alice Springs staff could expect an incident a week; in Darwin they could expect three or four.

"The one in Alice, I'll just be telling a screw to go and get f**ked. In Darwin, I'll throw piss, shit, boiling water on them," he said.

"I can do whatever I want … what are they going to do to me?"

Justice Stephen Southwood said Albury had been a difficult in both facilities.

The review has been adjourned until September.

Albury was employed as a contact feral animal shooter before the murder in 1983.