56-year-old David Oseas Ramirez, a convicted child abuser, was found dead in his cell at Duval County Jail in Florida after he was drowned in the toilet by another inmate.
Ramirez had been serving a life sentence for abusing an 11-year-old girl.
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced on social media that a fight broke out between convicted murder 43-year-old Paul Dixon and Ramirez.
“On July 30, 2019, around 11am, detectives were notified of a death that took place on the fifth floor of the Pre-Trial Detention Facility located at 500E Adams Street,” the statement read.
“The fifth floor is divided into two sides, east and west. This incident took place on Five East. The inmates that are housed on Five East are all sentenced and awaiting transfers to state prison or have returned for court proceedings.
“Homicide detectives are investigating a death in one of these cells. Foul play is suspected in reference to this death.
“An altercation took place between the victim and his cellmate.
“Once correctional officers were made aware of the victim’s injury, a medical team was contacted and responded within two minutes.”
The statement also added that the victim was pronounced dead and officers are now reviewing the surveillance footage.
Dixon allegedly pushed Ramirez’s head into the toilet bowl until he passed away, according to USA Today.
Another prisoner who saw the brawl refuses to cooperate with the police.
Crime expert Ken Jefferson said to Newsweek that convicted child abusers have no peace in prison. “When men go to jail accused, convicted of hurting a child, there is no peace in jail,” he said.
“They have to constantly watch over their back. They have to hope they can befriend someone to look out for them. To protect them.”
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