- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A St. Paul man has been sentenced to a year in jail for poking a fellow bar patron in the eye and blinding him.

Thirty-four-year-old Kinseth Sorlien also was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years probation. The St. Paul Pioneer Press (https://bit.ly/1t9YH2i ) reports Sorlien must follow all terms of his probation or else he faces a prison sentence of more than 8 ½ years.

According to the complaint, Sorlien took offense at another man who wished a happy holiday to Sorlien’s mother early on New Year’s Day, and poked the man in the eye.

A jury convicted Sorlien of first-degree assault.

Defense attorney Eric Nelson says the judge determined that Sorlien was a good candidate for probation and would have a better opportunity to pay restitution than if he were imprisoned.

___

Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, https://www.twincities.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide