A former college student will spend the next four years in a Massachusetts jail for attacking two classmates during an alleged game of “knockout.”
“These were unprovoked, random attacks on unsuspecting victims and will never be tolerated,” Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett said after Dillon P. Destefano, 20, pleaded guilty to breaking the jaw of one classmate and shattering the face of another, the Boston Herald reported.
Mr. Destefano, a sophomore at Endicott College at the time, sucker-punched three unsuspecting victims in three separate instances “without provocation or warning” on Feb. 2, prosecutors said.
One man suffered a broken jaw, a second suffered a broken eye socket and sinus cavity, and a third escaped with a swollen lip, the Herald reported.
Mr. Destefano also threatened a witness not to rat on him, prosecutors said.
He was sentenced to four years in jail for assault and witness intimidation, followed by three years’ probation, the paper reported.