FL inmate, caught masturbating to family photo, killed

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

MARTIN COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Authorities have arrested Ricky Silva in connection with the homicide investigation at Martin Correctional Institution. He is in custody at the Martin County Jail.

At approximately 3:20 a.m., Detective Y. Carde responded to Martin Correctional Institution regarding the report of a homicide. Department of Corrections personnel reported that at about 2:40 a.m., the body of inmate Terry B. Bell was discovered. The Office of the Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
 
A witness stated to Detective Carde that Bell's cell mate, inmate Ricky Silva, had observed Bell masturbating to a photograph of a juvenile family member of Silva's and was going to kill him.

This is a continuing investigation.