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Lawyer says guards intimating witnesses to inmate beating

September 11, 2019 03:21 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A lawyer for a female inmate who claims in a lawsuit that she was left paralyzed from a beating by four Florida prison guards says other corrections officers are trying to intimidate inmates who witnessed what happened.

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Attorney Ryan Andrews says in an emergency motion filed Wednesday that prison guards have told inmates that they would suffer the same fate as Cheryl Weimar, who was left a paraplegic last month.

The emergency motion seeks to stop corrections officers and administrators from the Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala from having contact with Weimar.

Weimar is under guard at a hospital, undergoing treatment for a broken neck.

A spokesman for the Department of Corrections said the agency doesn't comment on pending litigation.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the case.

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