August 15, 2008
Man in golf club beating sentenced

GOFFSTOWN - The Goffstown 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 said.

Michael Robinson, 18, also must pay expenses incurred by the victim, Goffstown resident Tom Foster, said Hillsborough County Attorney Marguerite Wageling.

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.


  •  Attack leaves putter-shaped bruises (30-August-2007) 
  •  Goffstown teen charged in golf club beating (7-September-2007) 


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