Neb. Man Accused of Abusing Developmentally Disabled Won’t Get New Judge

Beatrice Developmental Center

Beatrice Developmental Center

(AP) — A former Beatrice State Developmental Center worker accused of abusing developmentally disabled adults who lived at the center won’t get a new judge for his second trial.

Gage County District Judge Paul Korslund refused to recuse himself from Matthew Pangborn’s trial.

But Korslund is still considering whether to move the trial to another location.

Pangborn was sentenced last year to 15 to 23 years in prison after being convicted in July 2012 of four counts of abusing a vulnerable adult and several other charges. He was accused of beating and choking residents when he worked at the Beatrice State Developmental Center in 2011.

The Nebraska Supreme Court ordered a new trial because jurors at Pangborn’s first trial used a chart that prosecutors created during deliberations.

  • not_so_shocked

    the true colors of a person show when they do for someone who cannot return the favor. this guy is sick and deserves what will happen to him at the hands of others……

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