GUATEMALA CITY — A prison fight in Guatemala has left seven inmates dead, including five who were decapitated.
National prisons systems spokesman Rudy Esquivel said authorities found the five heads after the fight in the Pavoncito prison in Guatemala City. He said two other inmates died in a hospital of gunshot wounds.
Reporters saw a group of prisoners standing behind four heads lined up on piles of rocks in a yard. The fifth head was on a wooden stake. At one point, a prisoner masking his face with a red T-shirt lifted up one of the heads in triumph.
Esquivel said the fight this morning erupted because inmates were angry over the transfer of a group of alleged gang members from another prison.