August 15, 2008
Man in golf club beating sentenced
resident who used a golf club to beat an acquaintance
unconscious last summer was sentenced to 3 to 6 years in
the New Hampshire State Prison yesterday, prosecutors
Michael Robinson, 18,
also must pay expenses incurred by the victim, Goffstown
resident Tom Foster, said Hillsborough County Attorney
According to trial
testimony, Robinson had three friends lure Foster to the
Rails-To-Trails path near Mast Road last August
23rd. Robinson stepped out of the bushes and
struck Foster several times with a golf club, leaving
him bleeding and unconscious.
The four fled, but the
three co-conspirators returned, worried about Foster
given the severity of the attack. They took him to
the police station.
In June, Robinson was
convicted of first-degree assault and conspiracy to
commit first-degree assault. Superior Court Judge
James J. Barry also gave him a suspended sentence of
3-1/2 to 7 years.
Robinson also has to
undergo evaluations for substance abuse, anger
management and mental health issues.
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