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Man gets 3 years for running 'fight club'

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A man convicted of helping run what police called a "fight club" that set developmentally disabled residents of a state-run center against each other was sentenced to three years in prison Friday.

A Nueces County jury spared Jesse Salazar the maximum punishment in the abuse scandal that surfaced with cell phone videos of employees at the Corpus Christi State School provoking residents into fights.

Salazar, who no longer works at the facility, was convicted this week of intentionally causing injury to a disabled person.