Mass shooter James Holmes who killed 12 people in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater was moved to a secret out-of-state location after he was beaten up by a fellow inmate last fall.
The attacker managed to reach Holmes by running through a closing security gate, an official at the Colorado State Penitentiary told ABC News, which first reported the story of Holmes’ secret transfer.
Mark ‘Slim’ Daniels, a prisoner doing time for car thefts and other crimes, landed several punches on the mass killer’s head and also struck a female officer before being subdued.
‘The attack was part of the reason for moving [Holmes]. There were many concerns; the attack was part of the concern,’ said Colorado Prisons Director Steve Hager to ABC News.
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