Man admits domestic assaultOctober 04,2013Man ignores his
lawyer with plea
A Rutland man previously convicted of a federal gun charge ignored his lawyer’s advice Monday and pleaded guilty to domestic assault.
Steven J. McAuley, 33, pleaded guilty in Rutland criminal court to a felony charge of second-degree aggravated domestic assault.
“My client is entering into this plea against my advice,” defense attorney Nelson Floyd told Judge Theresa DiMauro.
Floyd said his client had received alternative offers that would be “better for his criminal record and better for his future.”
In August, McAuley was sentenced to 63 months in U.S. District Court in Rutland for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Under his plea agreement Monday, McAuley was sentenced to 44 to 45 months in prison, to be served concurrently with his federal sentence.
McAuley’s domestic assault conviction stems from a 2012 incident in which he choked a 15-year-old girl.MORE IN This Just InEfforts are underway to raise thousands of dollars needed to pay for medical care and other... Full StoryTOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Update on Center Alley project, review of opiate talk evening at the library and aldermen want kids to wear helmets while riding bikes around town. 0Rutland Herald News Editor Alan Keays and staff writer Gordon Dritschilo discuss some of the... Full StoryThe Associated Press Full Story
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