The Aurora Movie Theater Shooter, James Holmes, Got Assaulted In Prison

While probably not meted out in the most fair and judicious fashion, there’s nothing wrong with taking solace in a little prison justice.

Jared Fogle getting slapped around, O.J. Simpson getting beat up, it’s healthy to be happy when you hear monsters are getting maybe even a bit more than they were sentenced to.

James Holmes, who in 2012 killed 12 people and injured 70 in a shooting at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, was assaulted by a fellow inmate.

Holmes had been kept separate from the general population for fears just like these. But according to ABC, a security gate was left open at the wrong time, and an inmate started throwing punches at Holmes.

The incident was apparently serious enough for authorities to transfer Holmes to an undisclosed location. It occurred October 8th.

Documents obtained by ABC News show that, as Holmes exited the office of his case manager on Oct. 8, a prison staffer opened a sliding gate without realizing he was putting Holmes in close proximity with another inmate, convicted car thief Mark “Slim” Daniels. The officer escorting Holmes was unable to radio the officer controlling the gate “as his battery had gone dead,” according to a so-called “intelligence assessment” drafted after the incident occurred.

Yea. Sure. My radio went dead just when a guy who wanted to beat up a mass murderer happened to be by him. Sure.

The documents paint a picture of a brief but frenzied incident with officers shouting “No. Don’t do it,” while “Daniels kept swinging over the top of [one officer’s] head, still hitting offender Holmes.” The officer escorting Holmes wrote that Daniels “landed at least two blows to offender Holmes before I was able to get behind” him.

Good. Daniels, for his part, said he only wished he could have beat him up more.

“I’m so sorry I couldn’t wipe him out and sent [sic] him packing to Satan’s lake of fire,” wrote Daniels, who is serving time for a series of crimes, including auto theft, menacing and forgery. “It was just impossible to do by myself with so many cops. I did get him six or seven good ones… He was very scared.”

Apparently, upon hearing the news, people have been sending Daniels gifts. He also mysteriously received $75 in his commissary fund.

Not gonna say there’s anything wrong with that.

[Via ABC]