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Published: Saturday, 5/3/2014 - Updated: 2 months ago

Verdict expected in case of inmate who hit guard

Richard Penque, 25, is currently serving a life sentence for a murder committed in Cuyahoga County. Richard Penque, 25, is currently serving a life sentence for a murder committed in Cuyahoga County.
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A Lucas County Common Pleas Court judge is to announce a verdict May 12 in the case of a former Toledo Correctional Institution inmate who is charged with assaulting a guard at the prison and a sheriff’s deputy at the Lucas County jail.

Richard Penque, 25, who is serving a life sentence for aggravated murder from Cuyahoga County, is charged with assault for the April 2, 2013, incident at the Toledo prison.

He also is charged with two counts of assault and one count of possession of a deadly weapon while under detention for an incident Jan. 11 at the county jail. In that case, he allegedly punched Deputy Pat Mangold. Deputies also said they found a toothbrush sharpened into a shank in his jail cell.

The four-day bench trial before Judge Myron Duhart concluded Thursday.



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