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Man sentenced to year in jail for Portola Valley attack

Original post made on May 10, 2014

A 22-year-old Palo Alto man was sentenced Friday to one year in county jail for an attack on a 13-year-old boy with a baseball bat during a Portola Valley car burglary in April 2013.

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Posted by Jenny, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 10, 2014 at 8:54 am

He should be locked up now! Why wait!

Posted by johngslater, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm

only a year?

Posted by Srini, a resident of another community
on May 12, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Why does he get to wait 6 weeks? Did he give the 13 year old kid any time before swinging a baseball bat at him? And why only a year? Is all this statutory, or is it just another liberal judge feeling sorry for the criminal?

Posted by pearl, a resident of another community
on May 12, 2014 at 8:10 pm

This is a complete OUTRAGE!!! Only one year in county jail for hammering a young kid with a baseball bat, and stealing mail?!? County jail is a picnic!!! That's no punishment!!! What happened to the December 2013 plea bargain this creep agreed to wherein he would serve a MAXIMUM OF TWO YEARS IN STATE PRISON?!? How did that get reduced to one year in county jail?!?
Our American criminal justice system is a total farce!!! No wonder there are so many crimes here in the SF Bay Area. The criminals know they will get little to no prison time for their criminal behavior. Everyone send an email to DA Steve Wagstaffe and let him know of your displeasure over this light sentence, which is a joke!!! Wagstaffe's email address is:

Posted by Kris, a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on May 13, 2014 at 10:14 am

Agreed, harsher punishment needed here! Thanks for the email address, I wrote too! Baseball bat, 129 pieces of mail and looking for more to take from a parked car in driveway. Good job catching him police, now lets do harsher punishment, why plea bargain? That's what I would like to know?