JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- A former teacher who admitted attacking a teenager and leaving her clinging to life in a St. Louis area park has been moved from southern Illinois to a prison near Chicago.
Police transferred Samson Shelton, 27, to the Stateville Correctional Center in Joliet last week. He had been jailed at Menard Correctional Facility in Chester.
Shelton pleaded guilty to attempted murder in the 2006 attack on Ashley Reeves, 18. Her neck was snapped and she was found barely alive in the park some 30 hours later.
Shelton was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
A Corrections Department spokesman wouldn't say why Shelton was moved.
Stateville has housed some of Illinois' worst criminals, including murders Richard Speck and John Wayne Gacy.
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