- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) - A Cass County man accused of shackling his teenage nephew to a bed has been sentenced to six months in jail.

The Omaha World-Herald (https://bit.ly/1rQiGVj ) reports that 36-year-old Wade Merry was sentenced Monday. He had pleaded no contest to negligent child abuse without injury as part of a plea agreement.

Police say the 14-year-old boy was shackled to the bed at least a dozen times. A court document says Merry told authorities he restrained the boy while Merry worked overnight shifts at a bakery because he was frustrated with the boy’s behavior.

Police say Merry gave the boy a cup in case he needed to use the bathroom while shackled, and that Merry left the boy a bolt cutter in the room in case of an emergency.

The teen is in state custody.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com


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