More prison for infected inmate who threw feces at nurse, guard
A York County Prison inmate with hepatitis C must spend at least two years in prison for throwing a mixture of his urine and feces at a prison nurse and a corrections officer, contaminating both of them.
Inmates across the country have done this so many times the act has been given a name — gassing.
Jorge Davila, 36, of York, pleaded guilty Monday to two second-degree felony counts of assault by prisoner, according to court records.
He returned to York County Court on Tuesday, which is when presiding Common Pleas Judge Craig T. Trebilcock sentenced Davila to two to four years in state prison. The judge gave him credit for time served and ordered him to have no contact with his victims, court records state.
At the time of the incident, Davila was serving an 11½- to 23-month prison sentence for aggravated assault, according to court records.
Isolation cell: A prison nurse and a corrections officer were doing medical rounds in the prison's Echo Block about 4:45 p.m. Jan. 19, 2016, when they approached Davila's isolation cell. The officer opened the cell's wicket so Davila could be given his medication, according to court documents filed by state Trooper Jonathan Colarusso.
Davila was told to place his hands outside the wicket so he could be given his meds, but when the nurse approached, he threw a container filled with his feces and urine at her, documents state.
The concoction doused the nurse's hair, face and clothing, and got into her eyes, according to police.
It also got on the clothing and hand of the corrections officer, documents state.
Davila then yelled, "You f—ing bitch!" according to documents.
Caught on video: The assault was caught on security video, documents state.
Davila is infected with the hepatitis C virus, and he knew that at the time he hurled his bodily fluids, according to court documents.
During an interview with Colarusso and another trooper, Davila admitted gassing the nurse and guard, saying he was angry because he felt his "personal information" was being disclosed to other prison staff members, documents state.
A message seeking comment from York County Prison's administrative office was not immediately returned.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Davila was still being held at the prison.
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