Ohio Teen Pleads Guilty In Guard's Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Cleveland (AP) -- An Ohio teen has pleaded guilty in the death of a juvenile detention guard in what another inmate has testified was an impromptu wrestling match at a state-run center near Cleveland.

Eighteen-year-old Hubert Morgan of Wakeman pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter, avoiding trial.

He could get up to 10 years in prison at his sentencing Feb. 2.

Morgan was 17 at the time of the death in April of 39-year-old William Hesson of North Canton.

He was a guard at the Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility in Highland Hills.

Hesson died of cardiac rhythm disturbance caused by a blow to the abdomen, and the death was ruled a homicide.

The other inmate testified that the guard was wrestling with Morgan and was hit in the abdomen after putting Morgan in a head lock.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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