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Convicted murderer Greg Lynn attacked in prison by fellow inmate

Convicted murderer Greg Lynn attacked in prison by fellow inmate

Convicted murderer Greg Lynn has been attacked by a fellow inmate in a Melbourne prison, less than a week after he was found guilty of the murder of Carol Clay.

Greg Lynn has been found guilty of one count of murder in the Melbourne Supreme Court. The 57-year-old former Jetstar pilot was found guilty of murdering Carol Clay during a camping trip in the remote High Country in March 2020. However, the jury acquitted Mr Lynn of the murder of fellow camper Russel Hill.

Seven News reports that the former Jetstar pilot, who is currently incarcerated at Melbourne Assessment Prison, was attacked after a fellow inmate threw faeces at him.

It is believed that an inmate who knew Ms. Clay’s family asked another inmate to attack Lynn.

The father of three children is said to have felt uncomfortable in the institution.

A jury found Lynn guilty of the murder of Mrs. Clay, but he was acquitted of the murder of second camper Russell Hill.

Convicted murderer Greg Lynn has reportedly been attacked by another inmate behind bars. Photo: Supplied.

It followed days of deliberations in a five-week trial in the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Lynn, 57, had pleaded not guilty to the murders of Mr Hill, 74, and Ms Clay, 73, during a camping trip in March 2020 in Victoria’s remote High Country.

The couple were reported missing to police after their families had not heard from them, sparking a massive manhunt in the Wonnangatta Valley.

The campers were childhood sweethearts and have been involved in a secret romance since 2006.

Lynn was arrested and charged in their deaths more than a year after their disappearance. Prosecutors alleged that Lynn killed the retirees with murderous intent.

Carol Clay and Russell Hill, who disappeared in the Victorian Alps in March 2020. Photo: Supplied.

Lynn maintained his innocence throughout the five-week trial, insisting the couple died accidentally during separate fights involving a kitchen knife and his shotgun over a dispute over a drone.

In a police interview and testimony, Lynn said Mr. Hill grabbed his hunting rifle and threatened to report him to the police after filming him while drone hunting near their campsite. The convicted murderer then claimed Ms. Clay was fatally shot when he tried to retrieve his firearm.

He claimed that Mr Hill, enraged by her death, lunged at Lynn with the knife and accidentally fell on it during their confrontation.

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Prosecutor Daniel Porceddu said Lynn’s version of events was a “complete fiction” and argued he likely killed Mr Hill after a confrontation over the elderly camper’s drone, before shooting Ms Clay, who witnessed the killing.

Lynn is due back in court on July 19 and faces a life sentence.

SkyNews.com.au has contacted Victoria Police for comment.