Former Oklahoma jailer pleads guilty in inmate's death - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Former Oklahoma jailer pleads guilty in inmate's death

Source RNN Source RNN

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A former McClain County jail administrator has pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of an inmate who died while in custody.

Online court records show Wayne Barnes pleaded guilty Thursday as part of a plea agreement in which prosecutors will recommend a sentence of to up to 51 months in prison.

Barnes faced up to life in prison if convicted. A sentencing date wasn't set.

Barnes admitted that he violated the rights of an inmate identified only as K.W., who suffered from diabetes and died after Barnes failed to obtain medical care for him.

Court documents say the inmate arrived at the jail June 16, 2013, and received no medical care until three days later when he was found unresponsive in his cell. The inmate died June 21.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

    House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:33 AM EST2018-01-16 05:33:23 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:14 AM EST2018-01-17 05:14:42 GMT

    The testimony comes just one week after a very public excommunication from Trump's closest confines following the publication of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury."

    The testimony comes just one week after a very public excommunication from Trump's closest confines following the publication of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury."

  • Dems accuse GOP official of 'amnesia' on Trump vulgarity

    Dems accuse GOP official of 'amnesia' on Trump vulgarity

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:43 AM EST2018-01-16 05:43:27 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:13 AM EST2018-01-17 05:13:49 GMT

    Word of Trump's comments threatened to upend delicate negotiations over resolving the status of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. 

    Word of Trump's comments threatened to upend delicate negotiations over resolving the status of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. 

  • Student-athletes juggle cheering and playing at county tournament

    Student-athletes juggle cheering and playing at county tournament

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:53 PM EST2018-01-17 04:53:06 GMT
    (SOURCE: KSWO)(SOURCE: KSWO)

    A senior and a sophomore are at Walters are juggling cheering for the boy’s team and playing for the girl’s team at the annual Comanche County Tournament this week. 

    A senior and a sophomore are at Walters are juggling cheering for the boy’s team and playing for the girl’s team at the annual Comanche County Tournament this week. 

Powered by Frankly