- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a teenager arrested in the fatal beating of a developmentally disabled man has been assaulted in jail, allegedly by a cellmate.

The Boulder Daily Camera reported Tuesday (https://tinyurl.com/mvclrnk ) 18-year-old Austin Holford was punched, strangled and beaten Thursday.

Holford told authorities the cellmate threatened to show him “what if feels like to be beaten to death.”

Forty-six-year-old Scott Benson was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and felony menacing in connection with the assault. He was in custody on a previous arrest on charges of possession of a controlled substance and DUI.

Holford faces charges including murder, assault and robbery in the March 31 death of Aaron Tuneberg, who was beaten with a baseball bat and golf club.

Jail records didn’t list attorneys for Benson or Holford.


Information from: Daily Camera, https://www.dailycamera.com/

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