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Attack on ex-girlfriend results in prison term

Monday, May 13, 2013 2:14 PM
Last updated 7:40 PM
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An Augusta man charged with rape pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday and received a three-year prison sentence.

Dejonnerio T. Holder, 30, must serve an additional seven years on probation after he completes the prison sentence, Judge J. Wade Padgett ordered Monday in Richmond County Superior Court.

Holder was charged with rape and aggravated assault Oct. 2 after taking a former girlfriend to the hospital because her head was injured when he pushed her into the bathtub, said Assistant District Attorney Titus Nichols. The prosecutor had pictures to show the judge her injuries, which included old and new bruises and bite marks. Holder had previous convictions for drugs, theft and domestic violence, Nichols said.

Holder, who is working two jobs and raising two small children, pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and aggravated assault. His attorney, Rodney Quesenberry, said that with the possibility of serving life without parole if convicted of rape, there was too much risk to take a chance with a jury trial.

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jimmymac 05/13/13 - 02:40 pm

Why was this guy allowed to avoid going to prison for rape? To allow him to dodge this with a slap on the wrist is a terrible injustice to the woman who was beaten and raped by this thug. If you ever wonder why crime is getting so bad you need to look no further than the sorry actions of the prosecutor and judges. Three years and he'll be out and able to carry on with his criminal ways.

bumblebeerose 05/14/13 - 05:14 am
Guess What

Guess What not only the judges, prosecutors but the citizens of Richmond County also. I know first hand of this. Some children broke in someones house and because some of the kids were 12 years old they did not want to send them to jail. So all that were involved got away with it.
So that is setting a bad example for them. They now think they can do what they want and not get in trouble.

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