It's a common rumor that the prison and jail community doesn’t take too fondly to child molesters and rapists, and this story from Florida only reinforces that theory.
David Oseas Ramirez, 56, was killed inside his Duval County Jail cell on Tuesday, July 30. While the official cause of death will be determined, several unnamed sources claim that Ramirez died after he was beaten and put head-first into the cell's toilet, according to First Coast News in Jacksonville, Florida.
Paul Dixon, 43, his cellmate, was charged with second degree murder in connection with the incident.
Ramirez was a convicted child molester who was currently serving a life sentence for lewd and lascivious molestation, according to Newsweek. His victim was an 11-year-old girl. He was convicted in 2013.
Dixon “was previously convicted for a murder he committed when he was 17-years-old,” according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department.
He is currently serving life for that conviction.
Authorities say that Ramirez was killed after a “verbal altercation became physical,” according to the sheriff’s department.
“The suspect killed the victim in his cell,” they wrote. “A third cell-mate was present and witnessed the murder.’
Dixon has declined to speak with detectives. He has requested an attorney.
"When men go to jail accused, convicted of hurting a child, there is no peace in jail," News4Jax crime and safety analyst Ken Jefferson told Newsweek. "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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