Murderer boasts on Instagram from prison about being ‘soon home’ after getting phone from behind bars

A murder who previously boasted of acquiring a phone while being locked up in prison is back online taunting officers.

Joseph Chin posted videos on Instagram boasting of having a phone, captioning the post with an hourglass timer and the phrase “soon home” after being moved to an open prison to prepare for his release.

Chin, 29, has been in prison since 2008 for the murder of Martin Dinnegan, 14, who gave Chin’s gang “dirty looks”, The Mirror reports.

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Martin Dinnegan was stabbed to death

The prisoner had previously obtained a phone while behind bars in 2016, which he used to set up a dating profile on website PlentyOfFish.

Authorities were alerted and the account deleted, but according to The Mirror, Chin was back online in 2018, this time with an Instagram account.

This account was also shut down, however Chin returned days later, telling his followers: “New Insta.. Dey move like I’m famous.”

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The murderer bragged in one post of being “back on social media” while appearing to smoke drugs.

Chin refers to himself as King C on his new account and has said to his 85 followers: ““New ting. The next chapter coming soon.”

He was 16 when he chased Martin through North London and stabbed him four times in the back him after the pair exchanged “dirty looks”, a court heard.

At the Old Baily, Judge Brian Barker said: “This was a vengeful attack out of all proportion to what may have gone before and no mercy was shown to the victim.”

Chin was handed a 12-year sentence and was eligible for parole last year, however this was refused following a hearing in May.

In 2016, Martin’s mum Lorraine, 51, said: “It’s hurtful he enjoys luxuries when prison is supposed to be a punishment.”

A Prison Service spokesman told The Mirror: “Any prisoners found to be in possession of a mobile phone will be punished and face extra time behind bars.”

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