Monday, 30 November 2020

Prison Justice: Man Accused Of Beating 2 Year Old To Death, Receives Jail Beating

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QCOSTARICA – The stepfather accused of beating a 2 year old child to death was himself victim of a brutal beating at the San Sebastian jail, in San José.

The man, identified by his last name, Icabalceta, was ordered to four months preventive detention by a Los Chiles, Alajuela, while the child’s mother, only 16, was ordered to two months of provisional detention.

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The couple were arrested in the death of the toddler last Monday.

According to jail officials, Icabalceta was received a brutal beating (Spanish: golpiza brutal) by other inmates.

“Indeed today some of the prisoners reacted against this man and beat on him a few times,” explained Mariano Barrantes, warden at the San Jose jail.

Icabalceta received medical attention at the prison infirmary and returned to his cell block.

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“He is in a module with prisoners profiled to vulnerable in relation to the rest of the prison population (…),” said Barrantes.

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