Prison inmates gets 15 years for attacking guard

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NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana prison inmate has been sentenced to another 15 years behind bars for brutally attacking a prison guard.

Twenty-six-year-old Cameron Israel Nelson was sentenced Monday, a month after a Henry County jury found the Fort Wayne man guilty of aggravated battery for the June 2013 attack at central Indiana’s New Castle Correctional Facility.

The Star Press reports ( ) witnesses say Nelson approached a 30-year-old guard as he was supervising a recreation period and punched the man in the face.

Prosecutors say Nelson then stood over his fallen victim and punched him repeatedly in the head and face, leaving him with a broken jaw and other injuries.

Nelson won’t begin serving the new sentence until he completes an eight-year prison term imposed in 2012 for an Allen County robbery conviction.


Information from: The Star Press,


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