A baby-faced Australian killer who slaughtered a businessman and was understood to be exhausted from prison sex has applied to have his relationship with a fellow inmate legally recognized.
Daniel Kelsall, who stabbed a Sydney businessman after following him home from the pub in 2013, applied to be legally recognized as being in a ‘de facto’ relationship with fellow murderer Kelvin Wilmott.
Kelsall, 28, who is serving 30 years for killing Morgan Huxley, was reported in 2019 to allegedly be having sex ‘almost every night’ with other inmates in the open-plan Hunter Correctional Center.
Baby-faced killer Daniel Kelsall (pictured above in 2015) who slaughtered a businessman and was understood to be exhausted from prison sex has applied to have his relationship with a fellow murderer legally recognized
Sources from Hunter Correctional Center claimed Kelsall (pictured) was too exhausted by sex with inmates to participate in prison programs
Wilmott, now 49, is serving a 28-year sentence for the horrific stabbing murder of gentle giant Shane Curphey after an argument in a caravan park in 2010.
While Kelsall and Wilmott are believed to be in a relationship, prison sources believe the application could be a ploy by the younger man to remain in the same jail as his lover, The Daily Telegraph reported.
It is believed Hunter Correctional Center is set to be reclassified as a general maximum security prison, whereas it is now home to ‘at risk’ inmates.
That could mean some prisoners are moved in or out to other jails.
Kelsall is currently serving a minimum 30 years sentence for the murder of Sydney business Morgan Huxley (pictured)
While Kelsall and Wilmott are believed to be in a relationship, prison sources believe the application could be a ploy by the younger man to remain at Hunter Correctional Center (pictured) as his lover
It is not known if Wilmott was in favor of the de facto relationship application or even had any knowledge of it.
The couple are believed to have formed the relationship after being housed in the same pod in the open-plan prison.
In NSW people aged over 18 who are living together in a straight or same sex relationship can apply to be legally recognized as being de facto.
They must not be in a relationship with another person, already legally married, or related.
Becoming a formal de facto couple makes it easier for both parties when dealing with government services such as Centrelink and the Australian Taxation office and to make a will.
The application fee is $ 223.
The application was denied by NSW Corrective Services, in line with policy.
Kelsall 28, sexually assaulted and stabbed Mr Huxley, to death on Sydney’s north shore in 2013 after following him home from a Neutral Bay pub.
Wilmott stabbed Mr Curphey 105 times and slashed his throat in a frenzied attack in a caravan park at Canton Beach, on the NSW Central Coast, in October, 2010.
He died in the savage attack which involved being stabbed with two kitchen knives in front of horrified caravan park residents.
It is believed Hunter Correctional Center is set to be reclassified as a general maximum security prison, whereas it is now home to ‘at risk’ inmates
Wilmott, who was out on bail at the time of the murder, was sentenced to 28 years for his crimes in 2012.
Forensic psychologist Dr Susan Pulman, who interviewed Kelsall for police over Mr Huxley’s murder believes he ‘would kill again’.
‘I don’t see how he’s fundamentally going to change, I just think that’s who he is and that’s what scares me,’ Dr Pulman told Foxtel documentary Crimes That Shook Australia last year.
Mr Huxley’s ex-girlfriend Jessica Hall described Kelsall as a ‘worthless psychopath’ during the 2015 trial.
In 2019 a prison source told The Sunday Telegraph Mr Kelsall was indulging in nightly sex with other inmates.
‘Because of the open-plan design, there is nothing stopping them. Sex in the prison is rife, ‘the source told the publication.
‘The young bloke (Kelsall) is so tired in the morning he barely takes part in the prison programs.’
Sources expressed concerns about the cell-free, open plan maximum security prison, where prisoners are free to engage with one another in dormitory-style accommodation with 25 inmates in each of the 16 ‘pods’.
Baby-faced killer Daniel Kelsall’s shocking and brutal 2013 crime
Daniel Kelsall was sentenced to a minimum term of 30 years for stalking, assaulting and murdering Sydney businessman Morgan Huxley.
On the night of September 8th 2013, Kelsall followed Mr Huxley home from a night out with friends in Neutral Bay.
He then stabbed Mr Huxley 28 times in his bed, before going on to sexually assault him.
Kelsall initially denied ever knowing Mr Huxley, before changing his story to say the pair engaged in consensual sex and then changing it again to say they were both attacked by an unknown intruder.
Two other men who lived near Mr Huxley came forward to police to identify Kelsall in uncomfortable encounters they had experienced.
They both stated the baby faced killer had followed and spooked them in the middle of the night in the weeks before Mr Huxley’s death.