BARTOW, Fla. — Officials say a Florida jail inmate was beaten to death over a food debt by two other inmates.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Shawn Holliday Jr. suffered severe trauma to his head during a fight Tuesday at the county jail and died Wednesday at a Lakeland hospital.
The Ledger reports that 20-year-old Brett Crosby and 41-year-old Christopher Jackson were charged Wednesday with first-degree murder.
Two detention deputies say they saw all three inmates fighting on a second-story walkway of a maximum security dorm for violent inmates. As they ran to break up the fight, they said Crosby was stomping on Holliday’s head.