19 Apr 2010

Gangland figure killed in jail

6:47 pm on 19 April 2010

Melbourne underworld figure Carl Wiliams has died after being attacked in a prison in Victoria.

His lawyer Rob Stary confirmed Williams' death in the maximum-security Barwon Prison on Monday.

The 39-year-old went into cardiac arrest after suffering head injuries.

Williams was sentenced to a minimum of 35 years in jail in 2007 for the murders of gangland rivals - father and son Lewis and Jason Moran, Mark Amelia and Michael Marshall - and conspiracy to murder another man during Melbourne's underworld war.

The television series Underbelly is based on the gangland killings.