Per reports, one prisoner reportedly took justice personally when he learned the terrible crime his cellmate had been convicted for and felt like the justice system had failed the 8-year-old victim. Just two years ago, the 59-year-old convict began serving a life sentence for a cold-case murder that involved a beautiful eight-year-old girl whose body was never found. Her family was tormented by her disappearance and suspected death for years until police finally tracked down Anthony and connected him to the case.
The 59-year-old man, Anthony, met a violent, brutal end when his cellmate, Raymond, beat and strangled him to death in prison. The incident occurred while the pair were held together at the state penitentiary. When Anthony was found dead in his cell, his corpse was quickly removed and brought to the medical examiner. They found that the cause of death was ligature strangulation and blunt force trauma to the head. The 35-year-old cellmate is reportedly serving several life sentences for murder and shooting with intent to kill. He has also been convicted of other charges.
The prison reported Anthony’s death. However, they kept the reason for it undisclosed as a prison killing for justice is still murder. Now the Department of Corrections is confident that he was killed because his crime was against a beautiful eight-year-old girl who was innocent of all things evil, until she met Anthony. “Those who are serving time for victimizing children, they are definitely more vulnerable,” explained DOC spokesman Elliott. Anthony was found guilty of killing Kirsten. She lived two doors down from him. DNA testing linked the 59-year-old man to her disappearance. He was then found guilty of kidnapping the girl, se-ually assaulting her, and then killing her to get rid of the evidence. Authorities said that they hoped to interview Anthony this year to finally learn the location of Kirsten’s remains.
“We’ve not had closure on this case, and we may never have closure because we wanted to find her body and bring her home,” said Police Chief Clabes. “Our hopes are, with any case like this, the suspect who’s convicted … in this case, it was Anthony Palma … that hopefully, he would have some inkling of a conscience, maybe intervention by a higher power, maybe God, and come out and tell us exactly what he did with her.” Although her daughter’s killer is now dead, Kirsten’s mother, Shannon, refuses to give up hope. She added, “I’m not going to … I’m just not. I don’t have to at this point.” The girl’s family has gone through hell since her disappearance and presumed murder. Now they can rest knowing that her killer no longer has the chance to victimize other children.
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