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Topeka man sentenced in attack against girlfriend’s teenage son

By The Herald Staff | 1/24/2014

BURLINGTON — A 40-year-old Topeka man has been sentenced to 21 months in state prison for his attack against a 16-year-old Burlington teenager, according to a news release from the Coffey County Attorney’s Office.

Coffey County District Judge Phillip M. Fromme sentenced Eddie Lee Smith Jr. to prison Jan. 16. Smith was convicted in December of aggravated battery in connection with a domestic violence incident in early October, the release said.

BURLINGTON — A 40-year-old Topeka man has been sentenced to 21 months in state prison for his attack against a 16-year-old Burlington teenager, according to a news release from the Coffey County Attorney’s Office.

Coffey County District Judge Phillip M. Fromme sentenced Eddie Lee Smith Jr. to prison Jan. 16. Smith was convicted in December of aggravated battery in connection with a domestic violence incident in early October, the release said.

“Burlington police officers were called to the scene where they found Mr. Smith outside covered in blood,” Doug Witteman, Coffey County attorney, said in the release. “The investigation indicated that Smith was threatening his girlfriend, who lived at the residence. Her teenage son intervened and Smith attacked the boy. Fortunately, this young man was able to respond, and in defending himself and his mother, he sent Mr. Smith first to the hospital and then to jail.”

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