Killed because he took a cookie without permission: Harris

April 19, 2011
By a 115-0 vote, the Illinois House increased state oversight of group homes. The legislation follows allegations that Paul McCann, a 42 year old resident of a Charleston, IL group home was beaten for 45 minutes, resulting in his death. McCann "did not deserve to be beaten to death because he took a cookie without permission," Rep. Greg Harris told his fellow legislators according to a report by the Associated Press. "Ladies and gentlemen, you heard me correctly. He was beaten to death by an employee of this home who was entrusted with his care because he took a cookie without permission." Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

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