STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 37-year-old man has been sentenced to seven years in prison after nearly killing another person with a baseball bat.
The Stamford Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1e4Jjyz) Judge Richard Comerford said during sentencing “this is not the Wild West” and instructed Guatemalan immigrant Rodolfo Calete-Morente to follow the country’s laws.
Police say the victim was harassing Calete-Morente and his wife nearly two years ago. She owed the victim about $150.
Prosecutors say Calete-Morente hit the victim in the back of head with a baseball bat or something similar as the victim rode away on a bicycle.
The victim survived his serious injuries but spent about two weeks in a coma.
Calete-Morente’s lawyer says they were afraid to call police since they had lived in the country illegally for about 13 years.
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