Family taking revenge for Lateesha: Malcolm Naden beaten in prison by cousin

MALCOLM Naden's relatives have always said they will never forgive him for murdering his cousin Lateesha Nolan and the partner of another, Kristy Scholes, but that was proven when he was beaten by a second cousin in prison.

Naden is serving a life sentence at the Goulburn Correctional Facility after being convicted of the two murders, two counts of indecent assault and the attempted murder of a police officer he shot while on the run near Nowendoc.

He was in the prison yard at about 2.20pm on Sunday, November 24 when he was approached by Dean Nolan.

Nolan had armed himself with the handle of a sandwich toaster and used it to hit Naden around the head.

He landed several blows before he was subdued by staff at the prison.

A NSW Corrective Services spokeswoman confirmed that Naden had been hurt, but only described the injuries as being minor head and facial wounds.

"He was taken to hospital for treatment and returned the same day,'' the spokeswoman said.

Relatives of Naden reiterated that the former Dubbo boy would have known about his family's promise of vengeance against anyone found to have hurt Ms Nolan, even before Naden became the prime suspect.

"We would be happy to see Malcolm get one of these every week,'' one relative said.

Since his capture in March 2012 and conviction in June 2013 Naden had settled into life in the Goulburn prison.

Most of the time it is a solitary life, but there was still limited interaction with other prisoners.

But whether Naden ever suspected Dean Nolan as a threat is not known.

Nolan, the 31-year-old cousin of both Naden and Lateesha's mothers, is himself serving a 25-year jail term for a vicious murder of a young boy.

He was also charged with reckless wounding for his attack on Naden, a charge which rates very high in the seriousness of assault counts.

He was sentenced to 12 months' jail on the reckless wounding charge and three months for possessing an offensive implement.

Considering he is not due for parole until at least 2026, it is unclear how concerned Nolan is about the latest sentence.

Sources say Naden was comfortable with his surrounds at Goulburn, the anxiety he had suffered after being arrested following seven years on the run now abated.

He had spent more than a month in the Acute Crisis Management Centre at Long Bay jail after being arrested in 2012 near Gloucester.

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