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Kristin Smart’s killer nearly died during alleged prison attack by inmate who murdered ‘I-5 Strangler’

A self-described Satanist California inmate, who choked the “I-5 Strangler” to death in his jail cell, allegedly attacked Kristin Smart’s killer in prison and left him in critical condition.

Jason Budrow is suspected of beating Paul Flores in a morning assault on Aug. 23, a week after Flores was transferred to the Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga, California, about 60 miles southwest of Fresno.

“Yard staff saw Flores fall to the ground between the recreational yard and the medical clinic,” the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) said in an email to Fox News Digital.

“Suspect Jason Budrow was discovered nearby with a manufactured weapon. He surrendered to staff without incident.”

Budrow described himself as a Satanist in jailhouse interviews and sports a “666” tattoo over his right eye.

The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office will have the final say if it will charge Budrow, who’s currently serving two life sentences.

Chris Eberhart is a crime and US news reporter for Fox News Digital. Email tips to or on Twitter @ChrisEberhart48.


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