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There is something of an unofficial code of conduct among the criminal element that leads to a sort of hierarchy among prison inmates, and it should come as no surprise that those who violently abuse small children are generally held in exceptionally low regard.
This barely concealed enmity for child abusers among convicted prisoners is sometimes displayed by acts of vigilante justice when some inmates take matters into their own hands and exact vengeance on another inmate serving time for abusing or murdering children.
Case - Instance - Prison - Inmate - Years
Such appears to be the case in the instance of an Australian prison inmate who was just sentenced to serve nine years for brutally beating his toddler son to the point that the boy ultimately perished from his severe injuries, according to the U.K. Metro.
William Andrew O’Sullivan was beaten to the point of hospitalization by two other inmates in a Queensland prison, the court was told during his sentencing hearing. His vigilante assaulters were alleged to have fractured his skull with kicks to the head during the inmate-applied beatdown.
Beating - Hands - Feet - Inmates - O'Sullivan
The beating at the hands and feet of fellow inmates reportedly occurred while O’Sullivan was awaiting the final outcome of his trial for the death of his young stepson.
O’Sullivan reportedly was hospitalized for 13 days following that incident to allow for his significant head injuries to heal.
Child - Beater - Treatment - Injuries - Professionals
But at least the convicted child beater was able to receive prompt treatment for his injuries from medical professionals, a courtesy the convict hadn’t extended to his 22-month-old stepson, Mason Jet Lee.
Court documents showed that the small boy suffered greatly at the hands of O’Sullivan, an admitted drug addict, who caused “extensive injuries” to the boy in 2016.
Prosecutors - O'Sullivan - Boy - Cries - Screams
Prosecutors said O’Sullivan ignored the boy’s cries and screams of pain for days, at times yelling at him to...
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