Split verdict in former York County prison guards trial; two guilty, one not guilty

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YORK COUNTY, Pa. - A jury convicts two of three York County Prison guards on trial for running an inmate "fight club" and "retard olympics" at the prison.  charged with official oppression, conspiracy to commit official oppression and harassment.  The jury was charged by presiding Judge Richard K. Renn late Friday afternoon and then just before 1:30 pm began its deliberations.

Shortly after 6:30 pm Friday the jury found Mark Andrew Haynes, 28, of Jacobus, not guilty on all charges.   Jurors then told Judge Renn that they were deadlocked over the other two defendants, David Michael Whitcomb, 30, of Hellam Township  and Daniel H. Graff. 40 of York. Judge Renn directed the jury to back and continue deliberating.

Just after 8 pm, the jury return to the court again this time with guilty verdicts for Whitcomb and Graff on all counts.

Sentencing is scheduled for late February. All three men are no longer employed by York County.

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