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Handout photo of James Holmes in Denver Colorado

James Holmes is shown in this September 9, 2015 handout photo provided by the Colorado Department of Corrections September 11, 2015. Convicted mass murderer James Holmes has been moved into a high-security unit at a Colorado penitentiary where he will begin serving his life sentences for killing 12 people at a cinema in 2012, corrections officials said September 11, 2015. REUTERS/Colorado Department of Corrections/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

James Holmes – Colorado theater shooting

Yahoo News

One of Colorado's most infamous prisoners, theater shooter James Holmes, has been transferred to another prison, but officials won't tell the public or the families of the people he killed where or why.

The move — which might have sent Holmes out of state or to a federal prison — was part of an exchange agreement with another prison, Colorado Department of Corrections spokeswoman Adrienne Jacobson said on Jan. 20, 2016.

It is at least the third time in five months that prison officials have moved Holmes, who was sentenced in August to life without parole for killing 12 people and injuring 70 others when he opened fire in a crowded suburban Denver movie theater in 2012.

He had been held most recently in San Carlos Correctional Facility in Pueblo after being transferred from the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City, the state's highest security prison, where Holmes had his own cell and was heavily supervised.

Several victims testified during Holmes' sentencing that they didn't want him imprisoned in California, closer to his parents who live near San Diego.

Deputy District Attorney Lisa Teesch-Maguire told victims in an email that prison officials assured her last year they wouldn't move him to California, but they wouldn't elaborate. She said the latest move was likely done for his security.

didn't want him imprisoned in California, closer to his parents who live near San Diego.

Deputy District Attorney Lisa Teesch-Maguire told victims in an email that prison officials assured her last year they wouldn't move him to California, but they wouldn't elaborate. She said the latest move was likely done for his security. (AP)


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