A prisoner who threatened a woman via mobile phone from prison has been sentenced for making threats to kill.
Farai Kambarami, aged 36, of HMP Bedford, was convicted of making threats to kill, breaching a restraining order and possession of a prohibited article - having a mobile phone in prison.
He initially entered a not guilty plea at Aylesbury Crown Court however changed his plea to guilty following the jury being sworn in on Wednesday (20/2).
On 5 July 2017 while in prison serving a 25 year sentence for attempted murder, which took place in Milton Keynes on 22 August 2016, and for which he was sentenced on 27 April 2017, Kambarami used a mobile phone to call the victim of the initial offence, and threatened to kill her.
Kambarani was charged in connection with the offences via postal requisition on 11 July 2018.
At the court hearing last week he was sentenced to one year imprisonment in relation to the threats to kill and the breach of the restraining order. No additional sentence was imposed in relation to the possession of a mobile phone offence. The sentence will run concurrently to the 25 year sentence he is currently serving.
Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Vince Higgins, of Milton Keynes Force CID, said: “This offence was extremely distressing for the victim in the case as she had already gone through the original harrowing ordeal. I am so glad that she again had the strength to pursue this complaint and we were able to convict Kambarani for these further offences. We have pursued this offence to show that even if people do go to prison for a very long time the law will still apply to you and we will prosecute those who continue to commit offences. We hope that this outcome helps to give the victim as much comfort and support as possible.”