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Former McDonald's manager pleads guilty to beating up employee

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By Ben Watson - bio | email

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A former McDonald's restaurant manager pleaded guilty Monday to beating up an employee.

That employee, Jerrell Gray, walked into the courtroom looking much better than he did last February, when he claims he was beaten up by his manger, Jackson Martin.

Gray's attorney, D'Army Bailey, said the beating was severe.

"Not just a slap," he said. "This man was beating this boy's head against metal counters."

According to Gray, the beat down happened last February inside the McDonalds on Austin Peay during an argument inside the store.

"I still suffer from loss of memory, and it's just been pains ever since that day," Gray said.

In court, Martin pleaded guilty to the beat down, and asked the judge for diversion. The judge accepted Martin's plea and set an April 5th date for sentencing and a decision on the diversion plea.

After the hearing, Martin and his attorney declined to comment about the case, but Bailey had plenty to say about what might happen next.

"It's not just a message for him...McDonalds has to step up to the plate and accept its responsibility as well," he said.

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