A man accused of killing a teenage girl and dumping her body in a barrel is in hospital in a critical condition after he was beaten in a Queensland prison.
Zlatko Sikorsky, who is awaiting trial for allegedly killing his 16-year-old girlfriend Larissa Beilby in 2018, was rushed to hospital on Tuesday after receiving injuries to his head.
A Queensland Corrective Services spokesman confirmed to Yahoo News Australia there was an “altercation” between two prisoners.
“QCS can confirm a prisoner was transported to Princess Alexandra Hospital from the Wolston Correctional Centre yesterday afternoon with suspected head injuries,” the spokesman said.
The spokesman said that corrections officials had checked on Sikorsky this morning and he was still in a critical condition.
A Princess Alexandra Hospital spokeswoman confirmed Sikorsky was still a patient at the hospital.
Queensland Police told Yahoo News Australia “detectives from the Correctional Services Investigation Unit are investigating the serious assault of a 37-year-old man at Woolston Correctional Centre around 2pm on Tuesday.”
“The prisoner was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital where he remains in a critical condition,” the spokesman said.
Sikorsky is charged with murder, torture, deprivation of liberty, and interfering with a corpse.
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