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Assault Victim Gets 18 Months for Stabbing Attacker

Postby High Power » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:50 am

This is why we need a stand-your-ground-law in Ohio.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/07/05/connecticut-assault-victim-gets-18-months-in-jail-for-stabbing-attacker.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fnational+%28Internal+-+US+Latest+-+Text%29

The scumbags that attacked him probably got community service. The one that got stabbed will probably sue him for his injury as well.
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Re: Assault Victim Gets 18 Months for Stabbing Attacker

Postby Bruenor » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:15 am

3 on 1, assaulted and beaten at work, and he can't use deadly force in defense, because he's supposed to retreat ?
https://www.ctpost.com/policereports/ar ... 044078.php
After being assaulted inside the coffee shop, Sumpter ran outside and stabbed one of the men.

This is the part that confuses me though.. was he running away and stabbed one of them, or did he chase them as they were leaving and stab one ? News reports are so vague, and it doesn't sound like his public defender wasn't a huge help.
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Re: Assault Victim Gets 18 Months for Stabbing Attacker

Postby JustaShooter » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:21 am

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After being assaulted inside the coffee shop, Sumpter ran outside and stabbed one of the men.

This is the part that confuses me though.. was he running away and stabbed one of them, or did he chase them as they were leaving and stab one ?

Exactly - if they attacked him and then left, and he followed / chased them out and stabbed one, he's lost any claim of self defense and a SYG law wouldn't have helped him.
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Re: Assault Victim Gets 18 Months for Stabbing Attacker

Postby M-Quigley » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:29 am

Judge John Blawie told Sumpter that he believed his version of events, but had to follow the letter of the law.


I didn't catch it in the links, but does CT have a mandatory minimum for that charge?
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Re: Assault Victim Gets 18 Months for Stabbing Attacker

Postby TSiWRX » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:36 pm

JustaShooter wrote:
Bruenor wrote:
After being assaulted inside the coffee shop, Sumpter ran outside and stabbed one of the men.

This is the part that confuses me though.. was he running away and stabbed one of them, or did he chase them as they were leaving and stab one ?

Exactly - if they attacked him and then left, and he followed / chased them out and stabbed one, he's lost any claim of self defense and a SYG law wouldn't have helped him.


I would like to see the official court transcripts.

As with the rest of you, I'm confused, here, too. My understanding - via the media reports that I read on the incident (like the one Bruenor cited - was that Sumpter gave chase to his assailants and stabbed one of them as all assailant were already fleeing the scene, and that's why the judge passed down the sentence.

If this is the case, then it's not SYG, at all. It's just a bad decision on the part of the unfortunate victim of the beating.

Sumpter also has a guilty plea to second-degree assault and "carrying a dangerous weapon" on-record from February of this year (stemming from a December arrest), and at the time of the attack/incident, already had a probation violation charge pending.
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Re: Assault Victim Gets 18 Months for Stabbing Attacker

Postby High Power » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:19 pm

I looked up his case on the online docket. Keep in mind that online court records are not always accurate but according to the docket, Mr. Sumpter plead guilty.

So he was either hoping for a lenient sentence, stupid or had an incompetent attorney who convinced him to plead guilty. Or the media, again, has the story wrong. Or the online record is incorrect.

http://www.jud2.ct.gov/crdockets/CaseDetailDisp.aspx?source=Pending&Key=242ab3de-5f33-4eae-aea5-c69c9c429223
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Re: Assault Victim Gets 18 Months for Stabbing Attacker

Postby TSiWRX » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:30 pm

^ Interesting, thank you!

I got the feeling - based on what the reports quoted of the judge's words at the sentencing - that perhaps Sumpter did expect/hope for clemency.

But indeed, as you wrote, all those possibilities are, well, possible!
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