Ex-mental hospital staffer admits beating patient – Raleigh News & Observer Crime/Safety – NewsObserver.com

RALEIGH — After years of denying his role in the 2006 beating of a mental patient at Cherry Hospital, a former staff member of the Goldsboro mental facility admitted guilt today.

Billy Gerald Wynn Jr. pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault on a handicapped person. A Wayne County judge then sentenced Wynn, who is suffering from medical problems related to kidney failure, to a suspended sentence of 75 days in jail and 24 months of supervised probation.

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