Location of Colorado movie theater shooter revealed
The man convicted of killing 12 people inside a suburban Denver movie theater in 2012 will serve his life sentence at a federal prison in north central Pennsylvania, according to a report from CBS News.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons finally disclosed the location of James Holmes, now 29, more than a year after transferring him out of Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City. Colorado Corrections Department officials said the transfer would protect Holmes from further attacks from other inmates, who targeted him “due to the high profile nature of his crimes.”
“The State sought to place the inmate in the Federal System several months ago, but placement required finding space at a facility that could provide appropriate security,” the department said in a news release, per the Denver Post. “That space recently became available and the move to the Federal prison was secured.”
Records show he now resides at the United States Penitentiary in Allenwood, a high security prison, about 80 miles south of the New York border.