'Sucker punch' suspect Barry Baker claims attack by prison guards

Friday, August 11, 2017 07:55AM
WEST CHESTER, Pa. - A Pennsylvania man charged with sucker punching a disabled man has sent a letter to a local newspaper complaining that prison guards beat him up.

The Daily Local News in West Chester reports Thursday that Barry Robert Baker Jr. sent them a hand-written letter that says the beating left him with a concussion and a separated shoulder. He says one guard hit him while another made sure no one was watching.
VIDEO: Man with cerebral palsy punched in West Chester


Officials at Chester County Prison told the paper they are investigating. His lawyer says he's aware of the incident.

The 29-year-old Baker is accused of punching a man with cerebral palsy in the face after mocking the way the man walked outside a convenience store in May. The attack was caught on video by the store's surveillance camera.

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Information from:Daily Local News

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