DEADWOOD — A area male who cut his previous boyfriend in September 2021 was sentenced Feb. 17 by 4th Circuit Courtroom Decide Michelle Comer at the Lawrence County Courthouse.
Phillip Lawrence Trujillo, 36, was indicted by a Lawrence County grand jury Oct. 6, 2021 and charged with aggravated assault, a Course 3 felony, punishable by up to 15 years in jail and $30,000 in fines.
Trujillo pleaded responsible to the cost Dec. 9, 2021 and was sentenced to eight yrs in jail, the execution of the sentence suspended, and Trujillo positioned on four years’ probation on the subsequent terms and disorders: that he provide 90 times in jail, with credit for 1 working day served that he reimburse Lawrence County for court docket-appointed legal professional service fees in the sum of $796 and be positioned on the 24/7 plan, be monitored remotely for liquor and that he make restitution to the victim in the total of $34, 004.
Lawrence County States Attorney John Fitzgerald said previously the injury to the sufferer was severe, necessitating hospitalization.
“That problem points out just how these domestic relations can convert extremely violent, extremely quickly,” Fitzgerald claimed. “The sufferer was contented with the sentence. That’s what he preferred, and he is truly hoping that he’ll be equipped to get the dollars from the defendant to fork out his hospital expenses, since they’re really higher.”
According to courtroom documents, at around 5:22 a.m. Sept. 27, 2021 police were being dispatched to 45 Terrace St., in Deadwood to examine a male matter who experienced sustained a laceration from a sharp weapon.
When law enforcement built get hold of with the reporting bash, determined as Trujillo, the odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his man or woman was noticed, his eyes noticed to be bloodshot and glassy. Trujillo was also unsteady on his feet whilst ready at the front door to the home.
Police observed the male sufferer who sustained the personal injury rocking back again and forth on the edge of the bathtub, bleeding from an roughly nine- to 10-inch laceration on the ideal facet of his torso.
Law enforcement noticed numerous knives and machetes in the living place spot, such as a prolonged, all-black mounted blade knife laying on the coffee table right in front of the place Trujillo stated he was seated on the sofa.
Law enforcement noticed the knife to have a dim pink substance on the blade and a mild-colored towel with blood on it on the sofa where Trujillo mentioned the victim was seated.
The sufferer explained to police he did not remember what took place and did not see the weapon Trujillo applied on him. The victim claimed all he understood was that Trujillo experienced minimize him and his damage harm incredibly poor.
Trujillo told police he experienced been in a connection with the victim and they broke up a few to 4 months prior whilst they still lived collectively. Trujillo mentioned there had been an argument amongst him and the target about their residing scenario and the victim’s new boyfriend. Trujillo reported the exact time the argument was getting place, he was enjoying with his knives.
Law enforcement instructed Trujillo it did not make feeling to be acquiring an argument with another person and taking part in with knives at the exact same time.
When law enforcement asked if whilst arguing with the target, he had swiped at him with a weapon in an attempt to scare him and built call with his human body, Trujillo responded by declaring “yeah.”
Trujillo was arrested and law enforcement seized multiple machetes, knives, and two samurai swords from the residence and other evidence.
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