BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A former state worker has been sentenced to 15 to 23 years in prison for abusing residents at a center for developmentally disabled people in southeast Nebraska.
Judge Paul Korslund sentenced 31-year-old Matthew Pangborn Wednesday. He was convicted in July of four counts of abuse of a vulnerable adult, one count of attempted abuse, three counts of strangulation and one count of attempted strangulation.
Korslund says Pangborn didn't show any remorse for his crimes, so he ordered all the sentences to run consecutively.
Pangborn was accused of beating and choking residents when he worked at the Beatrice State Developmental Center in 2011.
Four other former workers also plead guilty to charges related to the abuse of residents after a state investigation.
Information from: KWBE-AM.