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Michigan Man Gets 10 Years For Vicious Assault, Strangling Nurse Practitioner While In Prison

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A Michigan man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for assaulting, strangling, and injuring a nurse practitioner in a federal detention facility.

Tyjuan Gray, 24, of Detroit, an inmate at FCI Milan, was sentenced by United States District Judge Terrence G. Berg.

According to court records, in July 2023, Gray attacked a nurse during a routine medical visit at the federal prison.

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Gray grabbed the nurse’s throat, hitting her head against the wall.

According to court documents, Gray held the nurse’s wrists so that she was unable to radio for help or defend herself.

When the victim fell to the floor, Gray kneed her in the stomach while restraining her and strangling her.

Just as she was nearing unconsciousness, another inmate pulled Gray off the victim, allowing her to activate her alarm. Afterward, the victim required medical treatment for the effects of strangulation.

“This defendant perpetrated an unprovoked, egregious assault on a healthcare professional providing him with medical care. His actions not only caused her physical injury but took away her ability to feel safe at work and left her with emotional scars that will last a lifetime. The prosecution and sentence in this case should send a strong message that we will address violence wherever it occurs,” U.S. Attorney Ison said.

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“The defendant’s assault of his nurse was unjustifiable and completely unacceptable, considering the defendant was receiving routine medical care,” said Cheyvoryea Gibson, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Michigan. “This sentencing reflects the seriousness of his despicable actions and hopefully provides the nurse with a bit of solace knowing justice was served.”

The FBI investigated this case and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara Hindelang.

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