An inmate has been charged with the murder of a serial paedophile at the prison where they were both held, it emerged today.
Robert Coello, 44, was allegedly stamped to death by Lee Foye, 27, in his prison cell at HMP Grendon in August.
Former bus driver Coello, who was jailed for life in 2006 for four counts of rape against a child, was found lying in a pool of blood with severe head injuries.
Prison staff discovered discovered the scene in a G wing cell of the category B prison which treats inmates with antisocial personality disorders.
He was taken to Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, Bucks., where doctors were unable to save his life after a seven hour battle.
The convicted paedophile had volunteered to move to the prison which is a ”therapeutic community” after an interview to establish he had a ”genuine desire” to change.
He was jailed for a minimum of seven years in 2006 after admitting four rapes and 12 other sexual offences on a schoolgirl.
Sentencing Coello, a former driver for Reading Buses, from Whitley, Berks., Judge Zoe Smith described his offences as the ”worst of their kind”.
Foye is a convicted murderer who was jailed for a minimum of 16 years and eight months in 2006 and was believed to have been at Grendon for six months.
A spokesman for Thames Valley Police today confirmed the charge.
He said: ”Twenty-seven-year-old Lee Robert Foye was charged on Monday with murdering 44-year-old Robert Coello at HMP Grendon, Buckinghamshire, on 1 August.
”Foye will appear at Aylesbury Magistrates? Court on Monday, 18 October.”
Former chief inspector of prisons, Dame Anne Owers, last year described Grendon as a ”fundamentally safe place”
HMP Grendon, near Aylesbury, Bucks., was opened in 1962 as an experimental psychiatric prison to treat prisoners with antisocial personality disorders.
The prison has a capacity of 200 and deals with some of the most disturbed inmates in the UK including murderers and sex offenders.
It is believed to be the first time that an inmate has been killed in a category B prison.
Speaking after Coello’s death, a Ministry of Justice spokesman said: ”There has been no change to the type of prisoner held there in recent months, and no change to the vetting process.”