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Casear Dizon, who murdered spouse’s divorce attorney in 1995, killed in jail

A man who shot and killed his wife’s divorce attorney on the steps of her Hagåtña law office in 1995 has been killed at the Department of Corrections.

Cesar Dizon, a 69-year-old inmate serving a life sentence with a possibility of parole, was found injured at the Department of Corrections at 6:53 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release from Maj. Antone F. Aguon.

Dizon was taken by ambulance to Naval Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:06 p.m., Aguon said.

The case was turned over to Guam Police Department, where Criminal Investigation Detectives were activated and assumed the investigation.

“New information will be forthcoming as our detectives gather further evidence,” Police spokeswoman Officer Berlyn Savella said Sunday.

In 1998, Dizon pleaded guilty to the August 1995 murder of his ex-wife’s attorney Jan Rubinstein. He was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole, although all of his requests for parole have been denied.

Rubinstein, an activist in the fight against spousal abuse, was 35.

After losing a bitter divorce case on Aug. 23, 1995, Dizon followed Rubinstein to her Hagåtña office at around 4:30 p.m. and shot her in the back of the head. She died from the wound on Aug. 26, 1995.

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