A man accused of murdering his teenage girlfriend and stuffing her body in a barrel is reportedly on life support fighting for his life, although some reports claim he may have died in hospital.
Zlatko Sikorsky was taken to hospital with head injuries on Tuesday following an altercation in prison.
The 37-year-old reportedly died according to earlier reports, however a Queensland Corrective Services spokesman said he was on life support.
Sikorsky was rushed to hospital after reports of a brawl between two prisoners at Queensland prison, reports News.com.au.
A spokesman said: “QCS can confirm a prisoner was transported to Princess Alexandra Hospital from the Wolston Correctional Centre yesterday afternoon with suspected head injuries.
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“The injuries are a result of an altercation with another prisoner.
An officer said: "He was belted at unlock this morning. Paramedics had to work on him for ages before transportation.
"Apparently he struck his head as he was falling from being attacked."
This comes while Sikorsky was awaiting trial for the alleged murder of a 16-year-old.
The young woman died in June 2018 and Sikorsky was charged with murder, torture, deprivation of liberty, and interfering with a corpse at Brisbane Supreme Court.
Larissa Beilby was found a day after her dad reported her missing – her body had been stuffed inside a barrel.
A court heard Ms Beilby sustained blunt force trauma to the head, neck and limbs before her death.
According to witnesses, screams were heard from Sikorsky's car on the day she was allegedly killed.
However, the cause of death was not determined as her body had decomposed.
Speaking in court, a seasoned forensic pathologist claimed she had "never seen anything like" the injuries on Ms Beilby's body.
In evidence submitted to the hearing, it was alleged Sikorsky did not take her to hospital for treatment following her injuries.
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