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2 Guards Sentenced To Federal Prison For Md. Inmate Beating; 2 Others Get Probation

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(AP Photo/California Department of Correction)

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BALTIMORE (AP) –Two more former Maryland correctional officers have been sentenced to federal prison for conspiring in the 2008 beating of an inmate at Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown.

Ryan Lohr and Dustin Norris were sentenced Thursday in Baltimore. They bring to six the number of defendants sentenced for federal offenses. Eight more await sentencing.

Defense attorney Richard Finci says Norris got a 15-month prison sentence. Norris acknowledged he helped beat inmate Kenneth Davis as punishment for punching a guard, and then lied to investigators about it.

Lohr was sentenced to one year and one day in prison. Lohr acknowledged he opened the cell door so others could beat Davis. Lohr also participated in the cover-up.

Davis suffered a broken nose, back and ribs from being beaten by officers.

Robert Harvey and Keith Morris were each sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Baltimore to 18 months of probation. Harvey also must do 60 hours of community service.

Both men pleaded guilty in 2013. Harvey acknowledged he kicked inmate Kenneth Davis and that he helped cover up the incident with a false report. Morris acknowledged he punched Davis and lied to investigators.

Davis suffered a broken nose, back and ribs from being beaten by officers on three successive shifts.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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