A Beatrice man convicted of beating and choking residents of a center for developmentally disabled adults where he worked has been denied bond while he appeals his conviction.
Gage County District Court Judge Paul Korslund denied Matthew Pangborn's request on Tuesday.
Pangborn was given 15 to 23 years in prison for abusing residents of the Beatrice State Developmental Center where he was employed in 2011. He was convicted on nine charges in July, including four counts of abuse of a vulnerable adult.
Pangborn's attorney, Bret McArthur, says an appeal has been filed with the Nebraska Court of Appeals.
Sixteen employees were suspended after an investigation. Five workers were charged, but pleaded to reduced charges. Pangborn was the only one to face trial.