Defendant charged with a felony battery constituting domestic violence – strangulation, victim 60 years of age or older and battery constituting domestic violence. As a result of Ms. Connolly’s advocacy, charges were reduced to a simple battery.
The defendant pled guilty to a serious federal drug offense. The government requested that the judge impose a sentence of 108 months in prison as did the United States Department of Parole and Probation. The judge imposed a sentence of 36 months.