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Feb 8, 2013 8:36 AM by AP

Man sentenced for hitting father with wine bottle

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - An Elton man has been sentenced to serve 33 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon.

21-year-old Nicholas Tyler Poncho also will have to serve three years of supervised release following his prison time and pay a $1,000 fine.

Poncho admitted Thursday to intentionally striking his father with a 1.5-liter wine bottle on Jan. 22, 2012, while on the Coushatta Tribal Reservation.

Poncho also admitted that the wine bottle was an instrument capable of inflicting grave bodily harm or death.

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Information from: American Press, http://www.americanpress.com

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