Back in May 2007, a man by the name of John Daly made a phone call on his mobile to a popular Irish radio show. However, this wasn’t any ordinary call – as Daly was currently inside Portlaoise jail serving a nine-year stretch for armed robbery.
Understandably, his actions caused a little upset within the prison service – and led to the rather alarming discovery that quite a few prisoners had mobile phones in their cells (as we reported here). In fact, guards also apparently found plasma TVs and, rather concerningly, some budgies.
Anyway, back to the story. Daly was released from prison in September, and unfortunately was shot dead in the early hours of this morning whilst sitting in a taxi. Apart from phoning to add his 10p worth to the radio discussion about gangland violence, the fact he admitted on the show he was calling from jail – thus triggering the searches – wasn’t exactly the most popular thing to do.