A man who beat a mother of two with a belt and then stabbed her in the face was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison in California.
But his sentencing was delayed until February, when he was sentenced to five years of probation.
His trial was sparked by an incident that happened in his garage when he got into an argument with his son over an unmade electric chair.
A man in his early 30s, he told police that his son had knocked down his electric chair while he was playing in the garage, so he hit him with a hammer, which then knocked him out.
The father-of-two later went to police, who arrested him for assault with a deadly weapon.
His wife was also charged, and police said he hit her too, causing her to bleed from her nose and lip.
The judge in the case, William Burdett, told the Sacramento Bee that the victim was “very vulnerable”.
“He didn’t want to hurt her, but she had to defend herself,” he said.
He told the judge that the man had a history of mental health problems, and he believed his actions were self-defence.
Burdett said that the assault on the woman was the result of an “aggravated” family dispute over an electric chair in the house.
“He said he was defending himself against her, and that he was using the electric chair as a weapon,” the judge said.
“I think that’s the bottom line.”
Mr Burdet said the man could not understand why he would use an electric object against his daughter.
“It was a brutal attack,” he told the newspaper.
“And the only reason she was hurt was because she was trying to defend her father.”
The family is angry, and she is angry.
She was defending herself, and the attack was self-defense.
“The victim’s father, Ronald Burdets, told local news station KVAL that he believed that the attack on the mother was self defence.”
She was defending her father from his son who was beating her,” Mr Burdetts said.
Mr Bredett said he had tried to intervene when the man attacked his daughter, but the man pushed him away and the two got into a verbal argument.
He said that he tried to break it up, but that the assailant continued to punch the woman in the nose.”
As he got up to go back to his room, I heard the sound of a belt coming down and he was punching her in her face,” he recalled.”
Then he went upstairs to the bedroom.
“Mr Kettler told the ABC that the father did not appear to have any previous history of domestic violence, and said that his daughter had been the victim of a vicious attack.”
We don’t believe there is any history of any domestic violence,” he added.”
They had been in an argument for months.
“The judge told the victim that he had no history of violent behaviour, and Mr Bredetts was happy that his anger had been calmed.”
For a long time, I had a tough time dealing with this, but I finally decided to speak up and to tell the truth,” he wrote in the court file.”
This was an act of domestic abuse.
It was a crime against my daughter.
“Mr Dominguez, the father, said that as the mother cried, he grabbed the man by the throat and dragged him to the floor.
He then stabbed him, he said, and a neighbour heard the commotion.”
When I turned to the neighbour, I saw the man on the floor and he had a big bloody gash on his head,” he recounted.
Mr Duelinges said that after the attack, he went to the hospital, where he was treated for facial injuries.
Mr Ketzler said the assault could have been prevented if he had taken the man to the doctor earlier and treated him properly.”
My daughter was not in the same situation as the man that attacked her,” he explained.”
If I had treated him as I did with the man in the hospital earlier, he would not have been in that situation.
“The case sparked a debate about the role of the police in domestic violence cases, with some arguing that police should not be able to intervene in cases where the accused has already been charged.
But some critics, such as the ABC’s Laura Binder, said the case was not about domestic violence at all.”
But when the police don’t get involved, what’s the point? “
It’s about the fact that there was a man in this room with a knife, and it was the police who weren’t doing anything.”
But when the police don’t get involved, what’s the point?
It’s just the same thing.