58-year-old Florida inmate Larry Mark (above) was killed by his cellmate on Thursday
A prisoner in Florida killed his cellmate and ripped off his eyeballs, but no one in jail noticed it until the killer used the victim's ear on a collar.
The killer, who has no name, quietly conducted his attack where he brutally strangled his cellmate Larry Mark, 58, mutilated his face, tore off his eyeballs and dropped them into a cup and cut off his ear on the Thursday.
He left Mark's body wrapped in a bloody sheet in the cell.
The prison guards at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Lakeside had no idea that he had brutally murdered Mark until he went to breakfast with pride bearing his victim's ear like a collar, according to the Miami Herald.
The killer allegedly got angry with Mark for disturbing him and killed him hours before a knife fight broke out in another wing of a prison with no personnel.
The killer would also have informed other inmates that he planned to eat Mark's eyes.
Mark was serving a life sentence for murder ordered in 1981. He was only 20 when he and an accomplice took a taxi and crushed the driver's skull to steal the $ 35 he wore and a wedding ring.
The murderer, who has remained nameless, strangled Mark to death, took out his eyes and put them in a cup, then cut off his ear and put it on like a necklace for breakfast, where the prison guards were given account of what he had done. Columbia Correctional Institution in Lakeside in the photo above
The killer had recently been transferred to Columbia from the Florida State Prison, where he was on death row.
Prison officials say Columbia houses some of the state's most violent inmates.
The murder of a cellmate has shaken the complex that has a shortage of prison agents and limited resources that leave a single guard in charge of up to 250 prisoners at a time, according to the New York Post.
A representative of the Florida Department of Corrections told the Herald that the incident was "intolerable."
"Any loss of life at the hands of an inmate is intolerable, and we are working with our partners at FDLE to investigate this death and make sure that all those responsible are held accountable to the full extent of the law," said Representative Julie Jones.
"Florida prison officers have an extremely difficult job, and we ask and expect many of them, despite the staff challenges that exist in our institutions." The nature of this work is intrinsically dangerous, but I know that our more than 17,000 officers dedicated are committed to our public safety mission and do an excellent job, day and night, to supervise the 96,000 inmates in our custody, "he added.