'Cold, calculated' Hatten to remain behind bars

A VIOLENT Rockhampton prisoner who slit another inmate's throat because he was having a "bad day" will remain behind bars after he was again declared a serious danger to the community.

Sean Stephen Hatten, 30, was "cold, calculated and premeditated" when he jumped the fellow prisoner at Capricornia Correctional Centre.

He was serving an indefinite prison term at the time for stabbing a stranger with a pen knife 13 times in a Brisbane Park.

Hatten was the youngest offender in Queensland to receive an indefinite sentence.

Justice John Byrne said it was common ground that Hatten remained a danger to the community in this first review of his indefinite sentence in Brisbane Supreme Court on Wednesday.

He said Hatten had also assaulted a nurse and a corrective services officer in custody but those assaulted paled into insignificance to the attack on the other inmate.

Justice Byrne said Hatten first claimed he fashioned the razor blade and attacked the man without provocation because was having a bad day but later claimed he wanted to ensure a spot in the maximum security unit.

Justice Byrne said Hatten had refused any psychiatric treatment which "fortifies the conclusion" the indefinite sentence set in 2008 stand.


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