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Man accused of rape beaten to death in Trinidad prison

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2013 | 12:48 PM

The police in Trinidad and Tobago are investigating a case in which a 47-year-old man accused of rape, died while in custody.

Aimard Placid Lima also known as ‘Ralph' died after being beaten.

He was found unconscious in a cell at the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca, and was later pronounced dead at hospital.

Lima was committed to stand trial for the rape of a minor in a case that is more than 25 years old.

Commissioner Martin Martinez says an investigation is being carried out into his death.

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