A convicted Florida child molester is dead after his cellmate allegedly killed him on Tuesday afternoon.
USA Today reports that 43-year-old Paul Dixon is facing murder charges in connection with the death of convicted pedophile, David Oseas Ramirez. The incident happened in Duvall County, according to officials.
According to police, Dixon is accused of beating Ramirez at a pre-trial detention facility, then forcing the man’s head into a toilet. A Medical Examiner will determine the official cause of death.
Dixon is serving time for a previous murder he committed at age 17. He was at the detention center on the day in question, awaiting court proceedings.
Arrest made in the jail murder that occurred today.Paul Dixon, 43 years old was arrested for killing his cell-mate….
Ramirez, who was also awaiting cour proceedings, was serving life after he sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl in 2013.
“When men go to jail accused, convicted of hurting a child, there is no peace in jail,” News4Jax crime and safety analyst Ken Jefferson 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.”
Authorities said a third inmate witnessed the attack but is refusing to talk about it.
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