The newspaper cited sources from within the jail that said former major Cesar Maldonado, imprisoned for his involvement in the attempted murder on now-congressman Wilson Borja, was attacked with a knife on the evening of April 16.
According to El Tiempo’s sources, a number of prisoners of the maximum security ward where Maldonado is held had been consuming liquor since the morning and began to molest the disgraced official about his time in the military Tolemaida jail, where he was removed from after his second successful escape and stories of parties and prostitutes in the prison.
“From one moment to the next you could hear screaming and that’s when we realized that an inmate had a knife and was attacking him,” an anonymous source told El Tiempo.
According to the source, a second former army major who had also been transferred from Tolemaida, jumped in to protect Maldonado. “Had ‘Zeus’ not gotten involved, Maldonado would’ve been killed,” the witness said.
Prison authority INPEC said it had received no report of the drunken rubble.