Man who stomped on girlfriend’s head sentenced to seven years
Online Staff Report
Robert Norton, 42, was sentenced to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for two counts of aggravated domestic battery and was ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution to the victim. The defendant was found guilty March 27 after a bench trial in front of Judge Gary Pumilia.
April 14, 2011, Norton got into an argument with his girlfriend. During the argument, the defendant pushed his girlfriend to the ground and proceeded to stomp on her head and torso. The beating resulted in her jaw being broken in four places as well as a broken rib.
The defendant did not seek medical treatment for the victim until 11 days after the incident.
Aggravated domestic battery is a class 2 felony with a sentencing range of three to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for each count. The defendant will serve 85 percent of his sentence followed by four years mandatory supervised release.
Posted May 11, 2012
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