Man admits he beat off-duty cop with pool cue after losing game

Abel Cisneros pleaded guilty to beating an off-duty officer after losing a pool game.

Credit: Henry County Sheriff's Office

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Abel Cisneros pleaded guilty to beating an off-duty officer after losing a pool game.

Credit: Henry County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Henry County Sheriff's Office

A McDonough man admitted in court he repeatedly beat an off-duty police officer with a pool cue after losing a game, Henry County officials said Thursday.

Abel Cisneros, 59, pleaded guilty to the February 2017 crime that sent Henry County Officer Stephen Lucius to Grady Memorial Hospital with head injuries and bleeding in his skull, Henry County Assistant District Attorney Megan Matteucci said in a news release.

Witnesses said Cisneros was upset he lost a game of pool to Lucius and attacked him.

“The officer bent over the table to take a shot when Cisneros struck (him) on the head with a pool cue,” Matteucci said. The beating continued after the officer fell to the ground.

Cisneros was sentenced to 20 years, with 10 to serve.

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