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Alleged Inmate Killer To Appear In Court

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A man accused of killing an inmate will appear in Wollongong District Court today on other matters.
 
44-year-old Mervyn  Davidson was scheduled to be sentenced for a number of other offences in Wollongong last Thursday - the day before the alleged murder - but the matter was adjourned because he was "ill".
 
Davidson was previously charged with attacking a female Aldi worker with a baseball bat during a botched supermarket robbery in Albion Park Rail in January 2017.
 
CCTV footage shows him swinging an aluminium bat at the employee behind the checkout before being confronted by a shopper and fellow worker.
 
He was also charged with assaulting a police officer and intentionally choking a person with recklessness.
 
Meantime Davidson has been charged with the murder of ALFREDO PENGUE in Silverwater Jail on Friday.
 
That matter will go back to court on March 28.
Photo: Rob Gooda. WaveFM News