John Woodman pleaded guilty to one count of seriously assaulting a corrective services officer.
John Woodman pleaded guilty to one count of seriously assaulting a corrective services officer. contributed

Toowoomba triple murderer bashes prison officer

A TRIPLE murderer and rapist will spend another four months behind bars after viciously bashing a prison officer at the Woodford Correctional Centre north of Brisbane.

John Brian Woodman, 26, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in the Brisbane District Court to one count of seriously assaulting a corrective services officer.

Woodman had been sentenced to life imprisonment after pleading guilty to the murders of Michael Thompson, 30, and 17-year-olds David Lyons and Tyson Wilson at Mr Thompson's North Toowoomba flat on May 30, 2005.

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The victims were beaten to death with metal poles and Mr Thompson was also brutalised with a hammer.

On Wednesday the court heard Woodman attacked the guard when he walked around a corner in February last year.

The guard was repeatedly punched in the face until he fell to the ground, where Woodman kicked him and stomped on his head.

It was a motiveless, brutal attack that only ended when another prisoner intervened, prosecutor Michael Lehane said.

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