A Texas judge has ordered the release of a Texas inmate accused of murdering four people after a deadly shooting at a detention center in May.
U.S. District Judge Carlos Ceballos released the 37-year-old man, David James Allen, from custody Wednesday, saying his actions were a “brutal and brutal assault on innocent people.”
Allen was arrested in March after the shooting at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Houston.
The attack on the facility was the worst mass shooting in Texas history.
It was also the worst in the country, with at least 43 people dead and over 700 injured.
The judge’s order was the first time the state has publicly released information about Allen’s case.
He is being held in the county jail in Laredo, about 35 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of San Antonio.
Allen is the only defendant charged in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, by a white police officer in 2014.
He was later charged with capital murder.