- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - A Longview man charged with beating two men with a tire iron, leaving one with a fractured skull, has been sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison.

The Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1SR5M3a ) that Fernando Jaca-Ortiz was sentenced this week for assault with a deadly weapon enhancement.

Cowlitz County Deputy Prosecutor Jason Laurine says Jaca-Ortiz had been drinking with a friend at a restaurant when they went outside and got into a fight with Juan Wandestrand-Ledesma.

Laurine says Jaca-Ortiz grabbed a tire iron from his Ford Expedition and starting striking Wanderstrand-Ledesma and Juventino Manzano-Quiroz, who had tried to intervene.

The incident left Wanderstrand-Ledesma with a fractured skull and brain hemorrhaging. Manzano-Quiroz was taken to a hospital, where doctors reattached his nose.

Jaca-Ortiz had no felony convictions prior to the incident.

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Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com

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