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It is going to be a very short life sentence for Aurora, Colorado theater shooter James Holmes if he continues to make friends in prison.

Officials for the Colorado Department of Corrections have confirmed that Holmes was attacked by a fellow inmate in passing earlier this month.

Reports The Denver Post:

Mark “Slim” Daniels, 27, will be charged with assault on a correctional officer and an assault on Holmes, said Adrienne Jacobson, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Corrections.

“Daniels and Holmes are both housed at CSP. The incident occurred during an offender movement,” Jacobson said.

Daniels lunged at Holmes, took a few swings at him a few times.

“It was in passing,” Jacobson said.

Holmes was in a Management Control Unit, where he is allowed to spend four hours in a day hall. Currently there are no other inmates in his cellblock. The contact came as they were passing in a hallway.

The Denver Post learned of the assault Friday through a letter whose writer claimed to be Daniels. He said the assault happened on Oct 8.

The DOC has not seen a copy of the letter and therefore can’t say whether Daniels wrote it.

Holmes is serving life sentences in the murders of 12 people at the Century Aurora 16 theater. He also injured 70 people.

State corrections officials sent Holmes to the CSP, the highest security state prison in Colorado in September.

Daniels, who has used many aliases including Katrina Martinez, is serving time for numerous convictions out of Lakewood and Westminster and Adams County for menacing, auto theft, assault and smuggling contraband into prison.

He was charged with first degree assault on a guard in 2006.

Daniels is 6-feet-4 and weighs 195 pounds.

To put things into historical context, cannibal serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer only made it two years into life imprisonment sentence before he was killed by inmate Christopher Scarver.

At this rate, Holmes might have him beat.

Hit the next page to see Daniels’ mugshot.

Photo: Reuters Video Screenshot, Colorado Department of Correction

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