Paralyzed NC Patient Says He Was Beaten, No Charges In Case

Officials say there won't be a prosecution or hospice care in the case of a paralyzed prisoner who said he was beaten while in solitary confinement.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports Friday that a prosecutor said there wasn't enough evidence to file charges in the case of inmate Timothy E. Helms at a state prison in Taylorsville.

Medical records show Helms suffered brain damage as a result of a beating.

Helms also will have to stay in a prison hospital. Correction Department Secretary Alvin Keller overrode the recommendation of doctors and denied a petition to release Helms to a hospice.

Helms was sent to prison for three life terms after a fatal drunken driving accident in 1994.


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