Family of inmate killed inside jail seeking justice

The sister of a prisoner killed inside the Bago City District Jail on Thursday is seeking justice for her brother.

Liezel Alvarez Villa, sister of victim Rene Boy Alvarez, claimed, his brother was manhandled by unidentified persons.

The autopsy, she said showed that his body has multiple wounds, bruises and a deep wound in his head.

Alvarez, 32, of Barangay 4, Himamaylan City, was charged for illegal possession of firearms and explosives, attempted murder, and direct assault.

Bago jail warden Alexander Sy said Alvarez engaged in a fistfight with his co-inmates a few minutes after he was transferred to Bago jail from Himamaylan City District Jail.

They were pacified by jail officers, but after almost an hour, he was found by his fellow inmate unconscious, prompting him to call for assistance.

Alvarez was brought to a hospital, where he was declared dead.

Sy said. Alvarez died of intracranial bleeding secondary to head injury due to mauling, based on the medical results.

Alvarez was previously placed under the custodies of Kabankalan City District Jail and Metro Bacolod District Jail-Special Intensive Care Area in Bacolod City, but was moved out because of his involvement in commotion in both jails.

Due to the incident, all 215 inmates were curtailed of visitation privilege and recreational activities while the investigation is ongoing, Sy said.

They have not yet identified the other inmates involved in the commotion, but once the investigation is finished, they will be held liable, he said.*(NDB)



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