Neighbor reaches plea deal for assaulting US Senator Rand Paul o

Sen. Rand Paul's neighbor has pleaded guilty to attacking the Kentucky Republican over what's been described as a property dispute. Rand Paul in November, abandoning him with six broken ribs, pleaded guilty Friday.

Special Judge Marianne Battani set Boucher's sentencing for June 15. Boucher faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine upwards of $250,000.

Rene Boucher, 59, pleaded guilty at a Bowling Green, Ky., federal courthouse to one felony count of assaulting a member of Congress resulting in personal injury, the Bowling Green Daily News reported. Bates, 76, who said he confused his stun gun with his handgun, was released in October after serving less than half of his four-year sentence for second-degree manslaughter. Baker said he will ask for probation. He's since said he's recovering from the attack.

Baker said Friday that the attack was a "complete lapse in judgment" by Boucher. "He and his neighbor have had a long-standing disagreement, and it just finally boiled over. this yard issue".

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In comments to police, Boucher indicated the attack was not politically motivated, according to court documents. He is now free on bond.

Battani allowed Boucher to remain free on a $25,000 unsecured bond ahead of his sentencing, and ordered him not to have any contact with the senator or his family.

That includes Boucher's daily walks with his dog.

  • Tabitha Byrd