- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia man has been sentenced to 11-1/2 to 23 months in prison for throwing scalding coffee on a doughnut shop worker, causing second-degree burns and permanent scarring to her arms.

Fifty-four-year-old David Timbers apologized to the victim Tuesday before being sentenced for the May 2012 attack that stemmed from a dispute over his bill.

Timbers will be released during daytime to work to pay $1,100 restitution to cashier Sokchea Luy, a Cambodian immigrant who told the court that her scars bring shame to her family.

The judge also ordered Timbers to undergo anger-management counseling and said he may not stop taking his medications for mental illness without doctor approval.

The assault was captured on surveillance video.

Timbers pleaded guilty to assault and related charges.


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