Convicted pedophile reportedly beaten, drowned by cellmate

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Florida inmate will face new charges after he reportedly murdered a convicted pedophile in his cell last week, officials said. The man who was killed was serving a life sentence for child molestation.

Paul Dixon, 43, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of David Oseas Ramirez, 56, local media reported.

Although the victim was identified by the media, not by law enforcement, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office confirmed Dixon killed his cellmate last Tuesday.

Dixon was reportedly involved in an argument with Ramirez, his cellmate, which eventually led to a physical confrontation.

Multiple sources told First Coast News that Ramirez, a convicted sex offender, was beaten by Dixon who then drowned him in his jail cell toilet.

The man who now stands accused of murdering his cellmate was already serving time for a murder he committed when he was 17 years old.

“The suspect killed the victim in his cell. A third cellmate 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, reported First Coast News.. Dixon declined to speak with detectives and requested an attorney.

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David Oseas Ramirez, left, was reportedly killed by, Paul Dixon, right, in their jail cell on Tuesday. (Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office)

Ramirez was charged in 2012 with lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim who was younger than 12-years-old and was sentenced in 2013 to life in prison.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office medical examiner will determine an official cause of death.


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