Man Sentenced in Prison Guard's Death

The man convicted in the death of a Crawford County prison guard will face the maximum sentence today.

25 year old Gregory Brown was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter on October 10 of this year, resulting from an incident when Brown attacked 49 year old Crawford County Correctional Officer Gary Chapin, throwing him to the ground on October 13, 2010.

Chapin slipped into a coma and died a month later.

Judge Stevens told the court this case calls out for the maximum sentence.

Brown will have to pay a $500 fine and faces 30 to 60 months in state prison.

Defense Attorney Gene Placidi says the reasons the judge gave for sentencing are clear and there is no disputing those...he gives the Chapin family his condolences but the jury's verdict indicates no malice or no content.

District Attorney Francis Schultz says in regards to the involuntary manslaughter conviction, justice was served.

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