In return for revealing the names of the terrorist leaders with which he had contact, Ramon Salazar demanded better prison arrangements. His lawyer, Douglas Shaye, arrived and presented the changes to Salazar. While signing the papers, Ramon hinted that Shaye was more involved with the Salazars' illegal activities than many suspected. He suddenly killed Shaye by stabbing him in the neck with a pen, because he doubted the lawyer's ability to keep quiet.
It is unknown what information Shaye knew that prompted Ramon to kill him; it is possible he was working for him as a mole, or had been accepting confidential information in an attempt to rehabilitate/manipulate Salazar.