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Two corrections officers convicted in Baltimore attack

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A Baltimore jury on Friday convicted two correctional officers of conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment and acquitted a third in connection with the assault of a female inmate last year at the state-run Central Booking and Intake Facility in Baltimore, city prosecutors announced.

According to officials, a 26-year-old woman facing disorderly conduct charges was beaten several times throughout the facility in January 2011. She was treated for "broken blood vessels in the eyes, swollen lips, and a dislocated nostril," the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office said.

Larry Morris, 43, who was an acting major at the time, was found guilty of second-degree assault in the attacks, along with reckless endangerment and the conspiracy charge, according to the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison. Shannon Rivies, 25, was convicted of conspiracy and faces up to five years in prison. Sentencing is set for both defendants on June 14.

Two other defendants, Aleesha Edmond, 23, and Kimberly Livingston, 32, previously pleaded guilty to assault charges and are set to be sentenced in May and November respectively.

Terrence Taylor, 24, was acquitted of criminal charges.

Eight corrections officials and the acting warden were suspended after the incident.

tricia.bishop@baltsun.com

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