A prisoner serving life for murder and rape has admitted slashing the face of April Jones’s killer Mark Bridger in Wakefield Prison.
Juvinai Ferreira pleaded guilty at Leeds Crown Court yesterday to wounding Bridger with intent to do him grievous bodily harm on July 7 this year
The case was adjourned until October 2, when Ferreira, 22, is likely to be sentenced.
The court heard consideration was needed as to whether a life sentence should be imposed and if it should be consecutive or concurrent to the one he is already serving.
Judge Christopher Batty told Ferreira: “You cannot be sentenced today because the court needs to know more about you.”
Bridger was given a whole life sentence in May at Mold Crown Court for the abduction and murder of five-year-old April before disposing of her remains.
He was described as a pathological liar and cold blooded murder who had “morbid fantasies about young girls.”
Ferreira was jailed for life at Norwich Crown Court in 2009 for the murder and rape of grandmother Elaine Walpole after an unusual investigation to prove he was not 16 at the time as he claimed.
Medical and dental evidence was used toto show he was aged between 19 and 23.
The court heard he stabbed Mrs Walpole in the neck and head at her flat two weeks after he befriended her.
Ferreira was born in war-torn Guinea-Bissau but grew up in Gambia before arriving in the UK in 2007.