A Florida inmate was arrested after he allegedly killed another inmate — who was serving a life sentence for molesting a child — in his jail cell last week, officials said.
Convicted child molester David Oseas Ramirez, 56, was found dead in his cell in Jacksonville’s Duval County Jail last Tuesday allegedly after being beaten and drowned in the toilet bowl
Paul Dixon, 43, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of David Oseas Ramirez, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said Dixon killed his cellmate.
Dixon, who police said was serving time for a murder he committed when he was 17 years old, was reportedly involved in a verbal altercation with his cellmate which eventually led to a physical confrontation.
“The suspect killed the victim in his cell. A third cell-mate was present and witnessed the murder,” the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook last week. Online jail records indicate Dixon is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 21.
Ramirez was found dead on the fifth floor of the Duval County jail, according to WTLV. Sources told the news outlet Ramirez was beaten and drowned in the toilet of his jail cell by his cellmate.
Ramirez was charged in 2012 with lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim less than 12 years old and was sentenced in 2013 to life in prison.