Yuba County Deputy to face trial

Jul 1, 2014 6:50 PM

A Yuba County Sheriff's Deputy will go to trial for allegedly beating up a man in the restroom of a Chico restaurant.

Nelson Magna appeared in court today in Butte County where it was determined that he will face trial for battery with serious bodily injury.

The incident happened on St. Patrick's Day in the restrooms below Burgers and Brew restaurant on the corner of Broadway and 2nd Street. The victim suffered memory loss, severe headaches, and a neck injury.

Magna is free on $150,000 bail and will appear back in court July 31 to set a trial date. He faces up to eight years in prison if convicted.


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