A violent Fife felony was caught in jail with a banned cell phone after it rang in his cell in entrance of jail officers, a courtroom heard.
David Gilday, serving 18 years for 2 severe assaults, overtly admitted the machine was his.
Gilday, who was convicted of a Christmas Day homicide bid in his Kirkcaldy hometown, after which attacked one other man with a hammer when he was allowed out of Noranside open jail at Forfar, had already been caught utilizing an unlawful cellular to thank taxpayers for his soft life behind bars.
He pleaded responsible to possessing the cellphone at Addiewell Jail, West Lothian, earlier this 12 months when he appeared at Livingston Sheriff Court docket on Wednesday.
Connor Muir, prosecuting, stated jail officers have been finishing up a search of Gilday’s cell when the cellphone went off.
He stated: “The officers heard the cellphone on the mattress vibrating and seized it. The matter was reported.”
Sheriff Susan Craig informed Gilday through a video hyperlink that she would have sentenced him to an additional 12 months in jail had he not tendered an early responsible plea at an intermediate food plan.
She discounted the sentence by 25% to 9 months however informed Gilday it might run consecutively to the sentences he was at present serving.
4 years in the past Gilday, 42, used a banned cellular to submit snaps of himself on Fb as he larked with fellow cons at Saughton Jail in Edinburgh.
He wrote: “Huge due to all of the taxpayers for making my life soooo good. Yipeeee. Hahaha!”
Gilday – who plastered his cell with Celtic banners and used the identify “Dubbsy Bhoy” – added: “I do know it’s the weekend, however I’m simply going to remain in and get together! :)”
He had an additional eight years added to his 10-year sentence in 2006 after he launched a hammer assault on one other man after he was allowed out of Noranside, midway right into a 10-year stretch for a severe assault to hazard of life.
He was convicted of tried homicide for the Christmas Day assault on Darren Flockart, 25, in a Kirkcaldy bar. His 10-year sentence included seven years for assault to extreme damage and to hazard of life.
Gilday unsuccessfully claimed his human rights had been breached after sniffer canine discovered medicine in a card he was despatched whereas in Glenochil Jail in Clackmannanshire.
Wardens stated he’d get the cardboard again – however solely when freed, in 2025 on the earliest.