A 60-year-old inmate was allegedly beaten to death by three jail officers at a South Florida prison after the victim doused the correctional workers with his urine.

The officers from Dade Correctional Institution identified as Ronald Connor, 24; Christopher Rolon, 29; and Kirk Walton, 34, were booked into a Miami-Dade jail on Thursday afternoon, April 28, two months after 60-year-old inmate Ronald Gene Ingram was discovered dead inside a prison transport van.

In addition to the three officers, a fourth correctional worker is also expected to be charged with the inmate's death. The three officers face second-degree murder, conspiracy, aggravated battery of an elderly adult, and cruel treatment of a detainee raps, the Daily Beast reported.

On Feb. 14 early morning, Ingram was to scheduled be transferred from Dade Correctional to Lake Correctional, which is northwest of Orlando. However, before he was removed from his cell, he reportedly threw urine on one of the officers.

Enraged, the correctional workers placed him in handcuffs and forcibly removed him from his single cell. After relocating the inmate, the suspects began thrashing the victim even though he was in handcuffs and was reportedly compliant with officers' commands. The inmate reportedly suffered the beating in an area the officers knew was not covered by surveillance cameras.

“The inmate was beaten so badly he had to be carried to the transport van,” Florida Corrections Secretary Ricky Dixon said in his statement. “Once inside, he was placed in a secure compartment by himself.”

Ingram, who was serving a life sentence for murder, was found dead hours later inside the van when the vehicle stopped hundreds of miles away at the Florida Women’s Reception Center in Ocala. Ingram's autopsy report revealed a punctured lung and “injuries to his face and torso consistent with a beating,” Miami Herald reported.

“In the past two and a half months, FDLE agents and analysts have worked more than 1,700 hours on this investigation, conducting more than 45 interviews and writing 77 investigative reports so far,” FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the three officers, who are being held with no bond, are expected to make their first appearance in court on Friday morning, April 29.

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