Attacking housemate gets 15-year sentence

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An Augusta man who brutally assaulted a housemate in a rape attempt was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday.

Anthony W. Holden, 42, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit rape.

In addition to the prison time, Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet imposed 10 years' probation.

Mr. Holden's roommate told sheriff's officers who met her in an emergency room June 27 that she had been asleep when Mr. Holden poured a pot of boiling water on her face and chest, said Assistant District Attorney Brooks Hudson.

Mr. Holden then took a kitchen knife and repeatedly stabbed and cut her, Mr. Hudson said.

Mr. Holden demanded sex, and when the victim refused, he stabbed her again. He also hit her in the head with a golf club, Mr. Hudson said.

Detectives later found blood throughout the house, a blood-soaked mattress, a pot matching the description the victim gave, and a bent golf club in an outdoor trash bin, Mr. Hudson said.

Mr. Holden's memory of the assault was sketchy, but he told detectives he stabbed his housemate, adding, "I don't know what makes me do that."

Mr. Holden has prior convictions in South Carolina for assault and battery with intent to kill and arson.

Reach Sandy Hodson at (706) 823-3226 or sandy.hodson@augustachronicle.com.

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lurker
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lurker 03/04/09 - 01:38 am
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He'll be getting the same

He'll be getting the same treatment he gave his victim where he is going.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 03/04/09 - 03:02 am
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Only 15 years in the

Only 15 years in the penitentiary! Holden must not live on Cumming Road.

pofwe
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pofwe 03/04/09 - 06:08 am
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"I don't know what makes me

"I don't know what makes me do that." I do. The devil!

JackRyan
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JackRyan 03/04/09 - 06:22 am
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Already had prior convictions

Already had prior convictions for this and overstreet gave him only 15 years???? [filtered word]?

Goober
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Goober 03/04/09 - 06:36 am
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J Carlisle Overstreet - All

J Carlisle Overstreet - All ya gotta read.

reader54
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reader54 03/04/09 - 08:01 am
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I wonder how much time he

I wonder how much time he would have gotten if this had been his third conviction for marijuana. Repeat violence of this nature should have warranted life in prison.Go figure !

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justus4 03/04/09 - 11:08 am
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This is an example of a poor
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This is an example of a poor minority soul who probably has had mental issues or could be a veteran. The problem is that the judge considered no of that. Fifteen yrs, hard & fast which indicate that this poor soul is a brotha. He got no mercy in that courtroom, but of course, "they" don't see color but sure do react to it.

ListenAndLearn
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ListenAndLearn 03/04/09 - 04:48 pm
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justus, get a grip. "poor

justus, get a grip. "poor soul"? My azz. ONLY 15 years for these brutal crimes, & a repeater at that? You're a joke. Unlike you, I'm not fixated on what color he is, I'm fixated on the brutality of these crimes. As for; "they" don't see color but sure do react to it.
Posted by justus4 on Wed Mar 4, 2009 11:08 AM. "You're" the one who REACTED with that bigoted remark.

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