Theater shooter moved to prison in other state

Posted at 3:51 PM, Jan 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-20 18:51:00-05

DENVER - Colorado theater shooter James Holmes has apparently been transferred to a prison in another state, but officials won't say where or why.

Adrienne Jacobson, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Corrections, said Wednesday that Holmes' move was part of an agreement with another prison to exchange inmates, which can happen for a variety of reasons. Jacobson says revealing his location would thwart the purpose of the agreement.

The lack of information frustrated District Attorney George Brauchler, who prosecuted the case. He says victims have a right to know if Holmes is being housed in their state.

Holmes was sentenced in August to life in prison for killing 12 people and injuring 70 others when he opened fire on a crowded suburban Denver movie theater in July 2012.