- Convicted pedophile Larry Nassar was stabbed multiple times by fellow inmate Shane McMillan at the United States Penitentiary, Coleman.
- McMillan revealed that Nassar’s lewd comments about a women’s tennis match triggered the attack.
- McMillan, who has a history of violent behavior in prison, has been involved in multiple incidents, including an assault on a guard and a stabbing attempt on another inmate.
In a report by the Associated Press, the inmate responsible for the stabbing attack on convicted rapist and pedophile Larry Nassar has revealed his motives.
Shane McMillan, the attacker, stabbed Nassar multiple times with a makeshift knife in his neck, chest, and back.
The attack took place in the United States Penitentiary, Coleman and resulted in Nassar’s hospitalization with a collapsed lung.
Nassar, a former sports doctor, will likely spend the rest of his life in prison following his conviction for decades of sexual abuse involving U.S. Olympic gymnasts and the possession of child pornography.
According to sources cited by the AP, McMillan, 49, shared with prison workers that he attacked Nassar after the ex-gymnastics doctor made a lewd comment while they were watching a tennis match.
“McMillan, 49, told prison workers that he attacked Nassar after the sexually abusive ex-U.S. gymnastics team doctor made a comment about wanting to see girls playing in the Wimbledon women’s match, the person said.
“The person was not authorized to publicly discuss details of the attack or the ongoing investigation and did so on condition anonymity,” the AP reported.
This incident marks the second physical attack on Nassar in prison.
Authorities quickly intervened during the stabbing, performing life-saving measures on Nassar before he was transported to a hospital, where he is now in stable condition.
McMillan’s violent past in prison is well-documented.
Court documents show that he was convicted in 2006 for assaulting a guard in a Louisiana prison, and in 2011, he attempted to murder another inmate while in custody at the Federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.