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AZ DOC: Fernando Richter assaulted in prison

Posted at 5:47 PM, Nov 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-03 20:47:27-04

Fernando Richter, the man who kept his 3 daughters imprisoned for years, was assaulted in prison, according to the Arizona Department of Corrections.

Officials say two inmates beat him and he suffered non-life threatening injuries.

He was sent to the hospital, but will be okay.

Last year, a judge sentenced Richter to 58 years in prison.

He will be in his 90s when he is released.

His daughters said Richter locked them in their bedrooms, monitored them with a camera, and only fed them twice a day.

The food was a mixture of pasta and scraps.

The mother, Sophia Richter, may also be involved in this case.

She was first sentenced to 20 years in prison, but was recently granted a new trial.

The court will determine if she only acted on her Fernando's behalf out of fear for her life.