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Prisoner charged with murdering fellow inmate at high-security jail

Published 22/06/2016

Long Lartin prison entrance
Long Lartin prison entrance

A serving prisoner is due in court charged with the murder of a fellow inmate at a high-security prison.

Victor Castigador, 61, was charged by West Mercia Police with causing the death of a 59-year-old man at Long Lartin Prison in Worcestershire.

The victim, named by the Prison Service as Sidonio Teixeira, was pronounced dead at around 9am on Monday.

In 2007, Teixeira pleaded guilty to the murder of his three-year-old daughter and the attempted murder of his nine-year-old son.

He was serving a sentence of life imprisonment with a minimum term of 23 years for murder.

Castigador has been remanded in custody ahead of his appearance at Worcester Magistrates' Court.

The Filipino was s entenced in February 1990 for dousing two guards at a Soho amusement arcade with petrol and burning them to death because of a grudge.

The judge at his trial recommended a minimum of 25 years but he was given a whole life tariff by the Home Secretary.

A Prison Service spokesman said: " In addition to the police investigation, there will be an investigation by the independent Prisons and Probation Ombudsman. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage."

The death at the Category A unit came little more than a year after another prisoner was killed there.

Murderer John York, 25, from Northamptonshire, was killed at the prison in May 2015.

York had been jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years in March 2013 after being found guilty of beating 60-year-old Glenn Clary to death in August 2012.

Russell Anthony Oliver, 46, was given a whole-life sentence in March for York's murder.

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