By Jenn Jacques
A judge in Twin Falls, Idaho wasn’t holding any punches back from a defendant in his courtroom who pled guilty to assaulting a man with a baseball bat.
In September, Logan John Urrizaga, 23, entered an Alford guilty plea to charges of felony aggravated battery with an enhancement with a deadly weapon.
According to court documents, on September 1, 2016, Kali J. Langer, 20, called the victim over to her house sometime between 3-4 a.m. The victim arrived at her home and walked into a hallway where Urrizaga was armed with a baseball bat. Urrizaga swung the bat forcefully at the victim’s head, striking him on the forehead.
But at Urrizaga’s sentencing hearing on June 6, 2017, Fifth District Judge Randy Stoker didn’t just hand down his fate, he served the criminal a dish of hard reality.
“I understand that you have some stability in the community, but I’m taking you out of the community. You are going into the rider program because you need to understand the inner workings of the Idaho State Penitentiary,” Stoker lectured.
Stoker handed down the maximum sentence of 15 years in prison but suspended that sentence and placed Urizzaga in the state’s retained jurisdiction program …Read the Rest
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