An attorney for a man accused of abusing developmentally disabled patients at a state-run center is getting a shot at painting his client in a better light.
After two days of testimony against Matthew Pangborn, defense attorney Brett McArthur began his case Wednesday, calling witnesses to the stand.
Martha McCarthy, a former staff assistant at the Beatrice State Development Center, testified that Pangborn was well-liked by residents at the center.
Under cross-examination, McCarthy revealed that she had worked a total of 19 days with Pangborn.
On Monday and Tuesday, former co-workers testified that they saw
Pangborn hit and choke residents at the center. Pangborn is being
tried on six counts of abuse of a vulnerable adult and four counts