Hutchinson man pleads guilty in jail beating

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas jail inmate has pleaded guilty to beating another inmate so severely that the victim had to be flown to a hospital.

The Hutchinson News reports that William Alexander pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single count of aggravated battery. His sentencing is set for June 3.

Prosecutors said Alexander and his brother, Antoine Alexander, attacked 30-year-old Darrell Beachy in September in the Reno County jail pod they shared. Beachy was flown to a Wichita hospital with a head injury.

Beachy was in custody at the time on numerous charges of theft, burglary, forgery and interference with law enforcement, while the Alexander brothers both were there for failing to appear in unrelated felony theft and drug cases.

Antoine Alexander previously pleaded to the same reduced charge in November.



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