CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) – A Texas man convicted of instigating fights among developmentally disabled residents at a state-run center has been sentenced to three years in prison.

A Nueces County jury on Friday spared Jesse Salazar the maximum punishment for his role in what police called a “fight club” at the Corpus Christi State School. He faced up to 10 years after being convicted of intentionally causing injury to a disabled person.

Salazar and five other former workers at the facility were charged in connection to the staged late-night fights among the residents.

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