A sort of justice, perhaps.
A man due to stand trial for the murder of a 65-year-old woman has been found hanged in prison.
Thomas Joseph Carty, who had just turned 22, from West Drayton in west London, was found at Belmarsh Prison, south east London, early on Saturday.
Restaurant owner Kam Fum Chung, known as Helen, was killed at her home in Hillingdon, west London, on 6 November.
Mr Carty was due to attend a committal hearing charged with murder, aggravated burglary, and threats to kill.
He was also charged with possession of an imitation firearm.
Police believe Mrs Chung, who owned a Chinese restaurant, was stamped and kicked to death by burglars who mistakenly thought she had the restaurant's takings.
Her 15-year-old son discovered her body.
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An enquiry will be set up. The Prison Governors' Association will express regret. The Prison Reform Trust, the Howard League, NACRO and other pro-criminal groups will castigate the Home Office, and their complaints will be amplified by their friends in the media.
Around a quarter of prison suicides are of the chief suspects in homicide cases.
Not a terribly usual name, Carty. Yet it seems to turn up in the news a lot.
Donnel Carty stabbed Tom Rhys Pryce to death for his mobile and credit cards.
Donnel's cousin Lloyowen shot Lee Subaran dead for 'showing disrespect'.
Jermaine Carty, by contrast, is an innocent man.
The sixth man in the dock was Jermaine Carty, 24, of Cheyne Walk in Handsworth, Birmingham. Carty was acquitted on the orders of the judge of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, and by the jury of one charge of possessing a firearm. He was said to have been the real target for the gunmen that night. The jury heard Carty had taunted Ellis on stage at the Rosie O'Brien's club in Solihull, West Midlands, the night before the shootings. Mr Carty was said to have grabbed a microphone to lay down a challenge to Ellis and his friends. Timothy Raggatt QC, prosecuting, said: "He was engaging in what amounted to taunting provocation directed at the Burger Bar group, boasting about the Johnsons and so on."
Mr Carty also made it clear he was carrying a handgun in the club, Mr Raggatt said.
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