A caregiver charged with abusing a person with disabilities will face time behind bars.
Today, Akeem Nixon returned to the Erie County Courthouse for sentencing. Prosecutors say Nixon poured scalding water on a mentally disabled man, burning him. The incident happened at a Lakeshore Community Services residential home on West 7th Street last June.
Nixon pleaded guilty to neglect of care and aggravated assault. Today, the judge sentenced him to 2.5-5 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation.