Home and Away's Colby is charged with a second murder

Daniel Kilkelly
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From Digital Spy

Home and Away spoilers follow from Australian pace episodes, which some UK readers may prefer to avoid.

Home and Away has confirmed that Colby Thorne is now responsible for a second death.

Colby's exit storyline has seen him receive a 25-year prison sentence for the murder of his abusive stepfather Ross Nixon.

The Summer Bay soap has now revealed that Colby has committed a second murder behind bars.

In Tuesday's episode on Channel 7 in Australia (February 16), Colby's best friend Dean Thompson and little sister Bella Nixon were stunned as news of the death hit the headlines of the local newspaper.

Photo credit: Fremantle - Channel 5
Photo credit: Fremantle - Channel 5

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Dean (Patrick O'Connor) read aloud from the article, which stated: "Disgraced former police officer Colby Thorne was charged with the murder of a fellow inmate at the Graydon Prison. The incident occurred during a violent brawl involving several other prisoners."

Bella (Courtney Miller) struggled to comprehend the news that Colby would go so far, telling Dean: "I knew they were hurting him in there, but surely there was another way?"

Colby's guilt explains why he was put in solitary confinement at the jail last week.

Flashbacks showed him stabbing one of the prisoners, desperate to seize control of the situation as the other inmates were determined to keep targeting him.

Photo credit: Fremantle - Channel 5
Photo credit: Fremantle - Channel 5

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In upcoming episodes, Dean struggles with the knowledge that his own advice may have contributed towards Colby's violent act.

When Dean visited Colby at the hospital following the first attack on him, he encouraged his best friend to drop the nice guy act and do whatever it takes to survive behind bars.

Will Dean now regret this advice? Plus, how will Colby's latest murder affect his sentence?

Tim Franklin, who plays Colby, bowed out of Home and Away on Australian screens last week. His final scenes air in the UK in a fortnight's time.

Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5 (UK) and Mondays to Thursdays at 7pm on Channel 7 (Australia). Selected classic episodes are available via Amazon Prime Video in the UK.

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