Man receives three years in plea deal

Published 11/12 2012 10:19PM

Updated 11/13 2012 12:25PM

COLES COUNTY -- A former group home worker will spend three years in prison for his role in the death of a developmentally-disabled man. 24-year old Marquis Harmon was sentenced Friday in Coles County.

Harmon pleaded guilty to criminal neglect and obstructing justice. He and another worker were accused of beating Paul McCann last year. It happened at Graywood Foundation in Charleston.

As part of his plea agreement, murder charges were dropped. He was also given credit for time served. Harmon's co-defendant, Keyun Newble, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in July and was sentenced to eight years.

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