Rand Paul Attacker Pleads Guilty To Felony Assault Charge

Rand Paul Attacker Pleads Guilty To Felony Assault Charge

Rand Paul Attacker Pleads Guilty To Felony Assault Charge

The neighbor accused of tackling the U.S. senator Rand Paul while he was mowing his lawn faces a possible prison sentence after he pleaded guilty on Friday to the attack that left the politician with broken ribs and damaged lungs.

The sentencing date has been set for June 15.

Federal prosecutors will seek a 21-month prison sentence for Boucher. The charge can carry up to ten years in prison as well as a hefty $250,000 fine.

Paul was attacked on 3 November 2017, while mowing his lawn at his home in Kentucky.

Boucher has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to Paul as restitution.

"This has been profoundly embarrassing for him, he's very much looking forward to moving on and this is the next step in achieving that", Baker said of his client Friday.

Court documents say Boucher saw Paul stacking more brush and 'had enough'.

Paul suffered multiple broken ribs in the attack.

Boucher at first pleaded not guilty in November. He developed pneumonia when he returned to Kentucky. "He and his neighbor have had a long-standing disagreement, and it just finally boiled over. this yard issue". He's since said he's recovering from the attack.

Boucher was released on a $25,000 unsecured bond on Friday and is not allowed to contact Paul or his family. Paul said the injuries left him in a "living hell". Boucher admitted the assault but denied it was politically motivated and was dispute between neighbors.

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