Larry Nassar remained in a stable condition on Monday after the assault that took place on Sunday at United States Penitentiary Coleman.
Larry Nassar, a disgraced sports physician, was stabbed repeatedly by another prisoner at a federal facility in Florida that is short-staffed. Nassar was found guilty of molesting female gymnasts at the Olympic and collegiate levels.
Nassar was in a stable condition on Monday, according to two people familiar with the situation who spoke to The Associated Press. The assault took place on Sunday at the United States Penitentiary Coleman.
According to Jose Rojas, the president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 506, which represents inmates at the prison, Nassar was stabbed six times in the chest, twice in the back, and twice in the neck. According to Rojas, Nassar has a collapsed lung and is in stable condition.
Nassar, according to one of the witnesses, had both his chest and back stabbed. Due to a lack of staff, one of the people claimed that the two officers assigned to the task of monitoring the facility where Nassar was being detained were required to perform mandatory overtime shifts. The individuals talked to the AP under the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the attack’s specifics or the ongoing investigation.
The attack was initially reported by the Associated Press, which cited sources as saying it took place after an encounter with another prisoner at United States Penitentiary Coleman in Florida. The individuals talked to The AP under the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly disclose specifics of the attack or the ongoing investigation.
Due to his convictions in state and federal courts, Nassar is currently serving decades in jail. He acknowledged sexually abusing athletes while employed by USA Gymnastics in Indianapolis and Michigan State University, both of which train Olympians. In a separate case, Nassar admitted to having pictures of child sexual abuse.
The Michigan Supreme Court dismissed Nassar’s final appeal in June 2022. Based on retaliatory comments made by Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who labeled Nassar a “monster” who would “wither” in prison like the evil witch in “The Wizard of Oz,” Nassar’s attorneys said he was unfairly punished in 2018 and deserved a fresh hearing.
Nassar’s appeal was deemed to be a “close question” by the state Supreme Court, which also expressed “concerns” regarding the judge’s behavior. However, the court also observed that despite her controversial remarks, Aquilina adhered to the sentence arrangement negotiated by attorneys in the case.
“We decline to expend additional judicial resources and further subject the victims in this case to additional trauma where the questions at hand present nothing more than an academic exercise,” the court stated in a two-page judgment.