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Prison assault charges against accused child killer bound for county court

Nathan T. Shaw, the man accused of killing six-year-old Jared Klein in Tyrone on the day after Christmas last year is still scheduled for a January trial for the child’s stabbing and an assault of the boy’s mother.
However, Shaw’s January court calendar got a little busier earlier this week after a preliminary hearing in Hollidaysburg regarding charges against the 26-year-old man for an alleged assault at the Blair County Prison in September.
Shaw was charged with four counts of aggravated assault and one count each of assault by a prisoner, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault and harassment. The charges stemming from the alleged assault of a prison guard were bound for Blair County Court as a result of a preliminary hearing on Monday before Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner. A spokesperson for Judge Aigner said a formal arraignment in Blair County Court is scheduled for January 19.
Meanwhile, Shaw is facing the death penalty in the case involving the young boy’s killing. A Blair County Court Administrator’s spokesperson told The Daily Herald this morning that jury selection is still scheduled for January 8 with the trial expected to get started on Jan. 16 provided the jury is seated by that time.
Shaw was moved from Blair County Prison to SCI Houtzdale after the alleged assault in September. He was later transferred to a state prison in Dallas, Luzerne County.
Since then Shaw was moved yet again. Shaw is now at the state prison in Cresson, according to information confirmed through Judge Aigner’s office.
Shaw was arrested on murder and other charges in January of this year after being apprehended in Kay County, OK two days after Klein’s murder.
Authorities in Oklahoma held Shaw on $1 million bond for several days before agreeing to allow his return to Pennsylvania on a parole violation. Shaw was charged with murder on the day of his return to Pennsylvania.
He was held without bail at Blair County Prison after his arraignment and was remanded there after a preliminary hearing in late January. A notice of aggravated circumstances was filed in the case on March 3. Shaw plead not guilty to the charges at his formal arraignment that same day.