Prisoner drowns paedophile in the toilet in 'revenge killing'

Prisoner drowns paedophile in the toilet in 'revenge killing'

A convicted predatory child abuser has been drowned in the toilet by a fellow inmate as the result of a "revenge killing" in Florida, the Daily Mail has reported.

David Oseas Ramirez, who was serving a life sentence for sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl in 2013, was found dead in his prison cell at Duval County Jail in Jacksonville. An altercation allegedly broke out between Ramirez and convicted murderer Paul Dixon on July 30, which led to Ramirez's being murdered by Dixon.

Taking to Twitter, a spokesperson for the Jacksonville Police Department wrote: "On July 30, 2019, around 11 am, 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 fifth floor is divided into two sides, east and west."

They added: "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."

They continued: "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."

Commenting on the homicide in an interview with Newsweek, crime and safety analyst Ken Jefferson stated: "When men go to jail accused, convicted of hurting a child, there is no peace in jail. They have to constantly watch over their back. They have to hope they can befriend someone to look out for them. To protect them."

Meanwhile, JSO Assistant Chief Brian Kee stated: "We were talking about the last time there was ever an incident like this in Jacksonville, and none of us can recall anything in recent memory. I mean, I've been here almost 23 years. I can't recall one."