A person accused of bashing Queensland teenager Larissa Beilby to dying and stuffing her physique in a barrel has died after being assaulted in jail by a fellow prisoner.
Zlatko Sikorsky, 37, was rushed to Princess Alexandra hospital with crucial head accidents after a combat with one other inmate at Woolston Correctional Centre on 10 November.
Queensland Corrective Providers confirmed Sikorsky died in hospital on Friday morning and mentioned an investigation was beneath manner. “The accidents are a results of an altercation with one other prisoner,” it mentioned in an announcement after the assault.
Sikorsky was accused of torturing and murdering 16-year-old Beilby on 23 June 2018 and had been awaiting trial within the Brisbane supreme courtroom. Her battered physique was discovered inside a barrel on the again of a ute deserted at a residential advanced on the Gold Coast on 28 June final 12 months.
Chantelle Maker later informed a committal listening to at Beenleigh magistrates courtroom she gave methamphetamine within the lead-up to her dying to guard her from Sikorsky after he beat her up.
“She wanted to remain awake so she might nonetheless be alive. She was purple from head to toe,” Maker informed the courtroom. “That purple that I used to be so frightened for her that, when he went for a bathe, I snuck out and bought her cellphone so she might put it throughout social media. As a result of she wouldn’t go to the police station with me.”
Maker mentioned she was “petrified” of Sikorsky, who she alleged had kidnapped her on multiple event and threatened to kill her. She additionally recalled the day when she helped Sikorsky allegedly steal the black ute that Larissa’s physique would later be present in.