RN Convicted Of Abusing Severely Autistic Man

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

VISTA, Calif. (AP) - A registered nurse has been convicted of abusing a severely autistic man in San Diego County by twisting his arm, pulling his hair and poking him in the eye.

U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/13rcxwJ ) says Michael Garritson was found guilty Monday of abusing 24-year-old Jamey Oakley of Valley Center last summer.

Prosecutors say Garritson was captured on surveillance video abusing Oakley, who cannot speak and requires constant care.

He's facing up to eight years in prison.

A second caregiver also has been charged with abusing Oakley.


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