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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 3:41 pm | Updated: 8:13 pm, Mon Jul 14, 2014.

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The lawyer for a Guam man accused of killing three tourists in a crash and stabbing rampage says his client was assaulted in jail by another inmate.

Public Defender Jocelyn Roden said in court Monday that 22-year-old Chad DeSoto was hit three times by another of her clients. She says DeSoto responded appropriately by reporting the incident to Guam Department of Corrections authorities.

Roden revealed the incident as lawyers and Judge Anita Sukola reviewed jury instructions, with closing arguments in the trial scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Sukola says she'll review jury instructions again Tuesday morning to accommodate late instructions.

DeSoto is accused of killing three Japanese tourists and hurting 11 others in the rampage in a tourist area last year. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness.

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