Days after inmate Terrence Wilson viciously beat accused terrorist Carlos Larmond at the Innes Road jail in March, a CSIS agent warned Wilson that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service had learned of death threats against him and his family.
The CSIS agent also offered Wilson, 24, a cell in protective custody at the jail, but Wilson declined.
Details of the CSIS warning were heard in court Monday during a sentencing hearing for Wilson. Wilson pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm and will learn his punishment next month.
Crown prosecutor Jason Nicol has suggested a 15- to 18-month sentence; defence lawyer Paolo Giancaterino suggested 90 days for the attack that sent Larmond, 24, to hospital with injuries that included a fractured hand.