Inmate killed inside CPDRC

AN inmate was allegedly beaten to death by his fellow inmate inside the infirmary ward of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) last Friday dawn.

In an initial investigation by the Homicide Section of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), an inmate who was answering the call of nature at around 4:30 a.m. heard someone pleading for help.

When the inmate peeked out of the comfort room toward the infirmary, he saw the victim identified as Joebert Talabroso, 31, being hit on the head by Ronel Birao, 31, using a piece of wood.

When the inmate, who witnessed the scene, called out to Birao to stop, the latter allegedly pulled out a telephone cord and used it to choke Talabroso to death.

Birao then reportedly walked outside the infirmary and pretended that nothing happened.

Investigators recovered from the scene a 22-inch 2x3 coconut lumber and a telephone wire.

Talabroso’s body will be subjected to an autopsy as part of an investigation. (JOB)
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