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Matthew Hibbard Found Guilty After July 2012 Jack Didley’s Incident

Matthew Hibbard of Jack Didley's in Kennewick
NBCNews.com

It took a Benton County Superior Court jury about 45 minutes on Thursday to deliberate and return a guilty verdict against Matthew Hibbard, the general manager and head of security at Jack Didley’s in Kennewick. He has been convicted of third-degree assault with aggravating circumstance after a drunk patron, Ben Ensign, was dropped on his head outside of the night club. Sentencing will come at a later date.

Watch the Security Camera Footage of the Incident

Ensign, 32, required emergency brain surgery and according to prosecutors, would have died if he had not been treated. Ensign is currently in a Spokane rehabilitation facility treating the long-lasting effects of his brain trauma.

HIbbard, 41, said Ensign was being aggressive that night, and tried to run back into the bar after twice being asked to leave.

[Via Tri-City Herald]

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