Former Beatrice center caregiver freed from prison, awaiting new trial

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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — A former employee of the Beatrice State Developmental Center sent to prison for abusing center residents has been freed while he awaits a new trial.

Matthew Pangborn won a second trial in July after the Nebraska Supreme Court struck down his conviction over an improper jury instruction. He was serving a prison sentence of 15 years to 23 years for abuse and strangulation of a vulnerable adults.

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