After brutally raping and murdering an 8-year-old girl, Anthony Palma was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole by Oklahoma County District Court.
And once inmates had discovered Palma’s crimes, he was in for a shocking welcoming.
Once considered a cold case, DNA evidence finally narrowed down the list of suspects to Palma after almost two decades.
In 2015, Palma was identified as the killer of the young girl, thanks to authorities discovering the victim’s blood in his backyard.
In 2017, Palma received his sentencing. But despite his conviction, he continued to deny his involvement with the crimes and refused to reunite the young girl’s body with her grieving family.
Not once did Palma attempt to change his fate by addressing his punishment. However, not more than a year into his life sentence did Palma face a deadly encounter with his cellmate that likely made him wish he had.
With this, Palma’s cellmate took justice into his own hands — beating and strangling the convicted child killer to death, according to officials.
His cellmate, Raymond Pillado, ended up taking justice into his own hands, as he murdered Palma by beating and strangling the man to death on January 11 at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.
The medical examiner’s report stated cause of death was “ligature strangulation and blunt force trauma to the head.”
So Palma’s cellmate gave him the exact same gruesome fate he had inflicted on that poor young girl decades ago.
Investigators confirmed that Palma was discovered “lying face down on the floor.” Pillado was instructed to remove the blanket, after which they saw Palma’s body in a pool of blood.