WORCESTER — Allegations of mistreatment by a former Taunton man who is serving a life sentence, have been rejected by a federal jury.

The trial began Monday and the jury announced their verdict on Tuesday. Timothy Reaves, a quadriplegic, said he was mistreated by prison staff.  According to the Telegram & Gazette, the Department of Corrections said the staff did their best to address Reaves' frequent complaints.

Reaves was convicted in 1996 of the 1994 drive-by shooting death in New Bedford of a 14-year-old boy. Daniel Correia was killed outside of what was then known as United Front Homes.

Reaves became a quadriplegic after a car crash while fleeing from police hours after the murder of the teen.

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