Murder convict killed his entire family when they came to visit him in Mexican Prison
Nirapad News : A former police officer jailed for murdering his wife killed his whole family when they visited him in a maximum-security prison.
Domingo Villa, 40, murdered his long-term girlfriend, two children and a step-daughter with a sharpened wire before stabbing himself in the chest.
His partner, Isela, 36, had taken the family to visit him in the Puente Grande lockup outside of Guadalajara, western Mexico. It was pouring with rain, so they headed into a dormitory.
In a statement, the prisoner said he fell into a rage when his children complained that their mother was unkind to them.
He responded by stabbing his partner in the chest and murdering their four-year-old son, Angel, and baby daughter Valeria, who had not yet had a birthday.
His stepdaughter Erika, 17, escaped from the dormitory but was seriously wounded, and later died from her injuries.
State Attorney General Luis Najera admitted there were no guards in the area when the crime took place.
“The prison officers were checking the entrance. The supervisor was inspecting a far-off cell and no one realised what was happening until the 17-year-old daughter cried for help,” the official said.
Guards found the inmate had turned the knife on himself, so tackled him to the floor. His wounds were treated in a nearby hospital.
The criminal later told police he made the metal weapon in a prison handicrafts workshop.
Villa was behind bars for killing his wife in a jealous rage in 2006. With five murders on his rap sheet he is now very unlikely to ever walk free.
The prison director was unable to explain why nobody was watching him when he had a conviction for a similar crime.
Villa is kept separate from other offenders because as a former police officer, he would be in serious danger in the notoriously violent Puente Grande prison.
Drug kingpin Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman famously escaped from this maximum security facility in 2001 by hiding in a laundry cart. It took 13 years for the authorities to recapture him.
Following the quadruple murder, the government ordered a thorough search of the cells.
Prison staff found a large quantity of drugs, more than 50 litres of tequila, 2 Wi-Fi routers and 30 knives.
Mexico’s Human Rights Commission has announced that a “system of self-government” is growing in Mexico’s prisons, with inmates buying off staff, taking drugs and arranging visits from prostitutes.