WASHINGTON — A person who pleaded responsible to assaulting Democratic Rep. Angie Craig of Minnesota within the elevator of her Washington house was sentenced to greater than two years behind bars Thursday.
Kenred Khalil Hamlin, 27, apologized to Craig and stated he wished to get psychological well being and substance abuse remedy. He was sentenced to 27 months in jail for the February assault.
U.S. District Decide James Bosberg acknowledged that Hamlin’s tough upbringing and “usually untreated” psychological sickness have been behind a lot of his habits. Nevertheless, he stated, “A few of this habits could be very problematic.”
Craig stated Hamlin cornered her within the elevator, then grabbed her by the neck, slammed her towards a metal wall and punched her earlier than she fought him off by throwing her espresso at him. She stated in courtroom papers that she was then subjected to loss of life threats and compelled to maneuver amid public feedback about her assault.
“Whereas my bodily restoration took days, my psychological and emotional restoration took for much longer and is ongoing,” she wrote.
Hamlin, for his half, determined to plead responsible shortly and desires to get remedy for schizophrenia and substance abuse, stated his legal professional, Katherine D’Adamo Guevara.
“I really apologize to Angie Craig for placing my palms on her, in addition to to the officers,” he stated. His mom and father additionally spoke tearfully to the choose, calling the assault “horrific” and detailing their failed efforts over many years to get him efficient remedy, together with looking for him on the streets when he was homeless.
Protection attorneys had requested for a sentence of 1 12 months and a day in jail and hospitalization, whereas the prosecution requested for 39 months. Boasberg stated he would suggest that the sentence be served at a Bureau of Prisons medical facility.
Craig was having espresso within the foyer of her house constructing in February when she seen Hamlin rushing, police wrote in courtroom papers. The agent wrote that he got here together with her to the elevator and stated he wanted to go to the lavatory and was coming to her house.
After she stated he could not, he punched her within the aspect of the face and grabbed her neck earlier than she ran away by throwing her sizzling espresso mug over her shoulder at him, based on courtroom papers.
Prosecutors stated in courtroom papers that Hamlin had quite a few prior convictions, together with assaulting a police officer. Craig’s chief of workers stated there was no proof the assault was politically motivated.
Craig represents the suburban-to-rural 2nd District south of Minneapolis and St. Paul. She gained a 3rd time period final 12 months for a seat the GOP had hoped to win in some of the costly Home races within the nation.
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