Wrestling Match Blamed for Guard Death at Youth Prison

An Ohio teen pleaded guilty in the death of a juvenile detention guard in what the defense portrayed as an impromptu wrestling match.

Eighteen-year-old Hubert Morgan of Wakeman pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter. He could get up to 10 years in prison at his sentencing Feb. 2.

Morgan was 17 when 39-year-old William Hesson, of North Canton, died in April. He was a guard at the Cuyahoga Hills juvenile detention center in Highland Hills, near Cleveland.

Hesson died of a heart problem caused by a blow to the abdomen, and the death was ruled a homicide.

Another inmate testified that the guard was wrestling with Morgan and was hit in the abdomen after putting Morgan in a head lock.