Convicted kidnapper and child sex abuser, Michael Devlin, was stabbed in prison by another inmate last month.
Authorities say Devlin was stabbed 14 times at the Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri, where he is serving 3 life terms for the kidnapping and child rape of Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownby. Sources say the ice picks used in the attack were named Shawn and Ben.
“Inmates kind of have their own set of rules and there are some people commit that just really aren’t acceptable- normally kidnapping of children, you know crimes to do with children, maybe the elderly,” said Toelke.
Devlin was released from the hospital the same day of the attack because his injuries were superficial.
Shawn Hornbeck’s family issued a statement Wednesday afternoon. It reads in part “We have worked so long and hard on putting the past in the back of our minds. We do not want to waste any more time or energy on the pedophile convicted in our son’s case.”We also spoke with Ben Ownby’s family. They tell me Ben is recovering well and they are moving on with their lives. The family member tells me Devlin made his own circumstance and now has to deal with it.”