Man awaiting trial for alleged murder of teen girlfriend is killed in prison beating

New York Post:

A man awaiting trial in Australia for allegedly murdering his teenage girlfriend was killed in a prison beating, local reports said Thursday.

Zlatko Sikorsky, 37, was taken to a Brisbane hospital in critical condition last Tuesday after getting his head bashed during a brawl with another inmate. He spent several days on life support before being declared dead Thursday morning, News.com.au reported.

Sikorsky had been locked up on charges he brutally beat 16-year-old Larissa Beilby in June 2018 — before stuffing her body in a barrel and dumping it in the back of an abandoned truck.

The teen’s dad had reported her missing on June 22, and her body wasn’t found until days later.

Prosecutors said Sikorsky allegedly refused to take the girl to a hospital after he pummeled her.

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