Paralyzed man cops plea
There’s no prison facility in California capable of holding a man paralyzed from the neck down. As a result, Reny Cabral (pictured), the young Orland man who was paralyzed when, in a schizophrenic daze, he rammed his head into the wall in the Glenn County Jail, has accepted a plea bargain that is expected to result in probation.
In a deal crafted in Glenn County Superior Court Judge Angus Saint-Evens’ chambers, Cabral pleaded no contest to a single count of inflicting corporal injury on a cohabiting partner.
Cabral was arrested after he allegedly choked his girlfriend and attacked her with a dull knife. By all accounts he was mentally ill at the time, but he got no help in jail, was pepper sprayed and Tasered there, and, following his injury, lay immobile on the floor for about eight hours before jailers realized he was paralyzed.