Man gets 15 years for hitting public defender - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Man gets 15 years for hitting public defender

Posted: Updated:

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A California fugitive who hit his Montana public defender in the head during an extradition hearing has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Assistant Public Defender Erik Moore lashed out at 33-year-old David Anthony Aguilar Jr. in court on Thursday, saying people like him "don't change" and they "belong behind bars."

Aguilar earlier pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon for hitting Moore in the head with his handcuffed hands without warning during a video court appearance on Jan. 21.

The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1kM9LJV ) Moore testified that he has post-concussion syndrome and his eyes are still sensitive to light.

Aguilar apologized and said Moore is right to be angry.

District Judge Mary Jane Knisely said the eight-year sentence recommended in the plea agreement wasn't long enough.

Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.