CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Deputies are investigating the murder of an inmate at the Clayton County Jail on Sunday.
In what the sheriff’s office is calling a “racially motivated” attack, officers say Jaquez Jackson beat his cellmate to death by punching, kicking and slamming the other inmate’s head on a toilet.
“Inmate Jaquez Jackson stated several times he does not like Mexican/Hispanics and wanted to kill them,” deputies said.
The sheriff’s office did not release the name of Jackson’s cellmate. Officials have charged Jackson with malice murder, aggravated assault and starting a penal riot.
The Clayton County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have been contacted.
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