Skip to comments.Breaking: KY man who tackled Rand Paul sentenced to another 14 months confinement
Posted on 07/27/2020 11:46:37 AM PDT by RandFan
The man who tackled Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in 2017 in anger over Paul piling yard waste near their shared property line will serve another 14 months behind bars or on home detention.
A federal judge initially sentenced Rene Boucher to 30 days in jail for the attack, along with 100 hours of community service and a $10,000 fine.
Prosecutors argued that sentence was unreasonably light given Pauls injuries, which included six broken ribs. Prosecutors won the right to try to get a longer sentence for Boucher.
U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Leitman imposed the additional punishment in a hearing Monday. He sentenced Boucher to another eight months in prison and six months on home confinement.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Brad Shepard had sought at least 21 months for Boucher. He objected to the lower sentence and indicated the government may appeal.
Bouchers attorney, Matthew J. Baker, argued that the initial sentence against him was appropriate and that imposing additional sanctions would improperly punish Boucher more than once for the same crime.
(Excerpt) Read more at kentucky.com ...
Home detention?? Hmm...
Good. If it was a Democrat Congressman you bet the assailant would get a year in prison.
Come on don’t be such a hard-ass, he only attacked a Republican, and didn’t even kill him.
Isn’t any sentence (either in jail or at home) over 12 months make him a prohibited person under the GCA of 1968? Hopefully so...liberals don’t need guns...they need lithium.
Hed get the electric chair.
Wouldnt it be just terrible if he was sent to a prison with sodomites?
Tackled? Assaulted is the correct term.
My Lowe’s’s and Home Depots have been out of treated deck wood for more than two months, you?
Am thinking that like the Fraud’s gov’t shutdown, we’re not supposed to be enjoying lying about at home in the summer.
If I were Rand Pauls neighbor, I would cut his lawn, walk his dog, pick up his groceries - anything to leave him more time and energy to fight the leftist deep-state in Washington DC.
It was mostly peaceful.
Most of Paul’s ribs weren’t broken.
Big deal, I just served five months of home confinement and counting, and I wasn't even convicted of anything.
This is NOT why Paul was beat up.
I really despise how uninformative ALL medias coverage of legal issues is. The prosecutor won the right to seek additional sentencing. Sounds like the judge was fixing to low ball the sentence and the DA appealed. If thats what happened, its pretty rare that a court of appeal will determine that a sentence is so low as to constitute an abuse of discretion. Of course you wouldnt learn any of that by reading the article
Shouldve been 14 years.
Should have broke a few more ribs for that much time.
Prepare for a longer sentence comrade.
The ends justify the means.
Neighbors who cant properly dispose of yard are not neighborly especially when the pile it in the property line
Thanks, was able to find a lumber yard to sell me what I needed for more $$. Perhaps that’s why they still have some.
Fairly minor stuff, mostly repairs and updates.
At least I’m supplying the labor.
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