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A man dubbed 'The Executioner' who was convicted of shooting dead a millionaire car dealer in 1994 for £100,000 has been revealed as Johnny Mercer's cellmate in Channel 4's Banged Up.
Kevin Lane, 55, left Mercer open-mouthed as he demonstrated how prisoners smuggle contraband into jail - by expelling tobacco from his anus.
He took the Tory MP's swearing in good humour and even joked he'd 'get him in trouble' when he smashed several window panes for some fresh air.
Beyond his tongue-in-cheek description of prison life, Lane has spent 24 years as a prisoner for various crimes, including a murder which he insists he did not commit.
He was handed a life sentence in 2005 over the killing of car dealership salesman Robert Magee in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.
Kevin Lane, 55, who was handed a life sentence over the shooting of car dealership owner Robert Magee in 1994, is Johnny Mercer's cellmate in C4's Banged Up
Lane left Mercer horrified as he demonstrated how prisoners smuggle contraband into jail - by expelling tobacco from his anus
Beyond his tongue-in-cheek description of prison life, Lane has spent 24 years as a prisoner for various crimes - including a murder which he insists he did not commit
Magee, who was said to be involved in protection rackets, was shot dead by assailants in 1994 while out walking his dog and witnesses described seeing two masked men fleeing the scene in a red BMW.
The alleged vehicle was tracked down by police and a palm print matching Lane's was found in a bin-liner in the boot.
After a previous trial failed to result in a conviction, Lane faced another trial in 2005 and was convicted on a majority verdict of killing Magee.
Lane - who maintains he did not commit the murder - was released from prison in January in 2015 after having spent 18 years of a life sentence behind bars, and later that year he lost an appeal challenging the safety of the murder conviction at the Court of Appeal in London.
In 2020, he was recalled to prison after an assault arrest.
Now free, Lane insists he was set up for the crime and in 2021 published his book Fitted Up And Fighting Back, in which he contested the evidence used in his conviction.
He claimed the BMW said to be the getaway vehicle was in fact his family car and had his son's fingerprints on it. He