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Former inmate talks about becoming buddies with courthouse shooter

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Bartholomew Granger has been described as a cold-blooded killer, but there's a Port Neches man who considers the Jefferson County courthouse shooter a warm-hearted human being.

Justin Horn spent about three months behind bars with Granger in the Jefferson County Jail.

The 24-year-old says the two became friends, and that Granger even admitted to the courthouse shooting, telling Horn it happened because he was off his medication.

And from what Horn told us in an exclusive interview, it appears Granger is expecting to get the death penalty.

Horn says he asked Granger for his autograph, and Granger gave it to him saying, "It's going to be famous one day, sell it on EBay, or something, if they kill me."

Both Horn and Granger were in the maximum security dorm at the Jefferson County Jail.

The sheriff told us one cell separated them.

Horn says Granger bragged about getting fan mail from across the country.

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