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Pickpocket pummeled by ex-Marine sentenced to 6 months in jail
(2008-01-29)
(wgvu) - GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A 28-year-old man who took a beating
when he tried to pick the pocket of a 72-year-old ex-Marine is
going to jail for six months.
Jesse Rae pleaded guilty in November to assault with intent to
commit unarmed robbery against Bill Barnes. He was sentenced Monday
in Kent County Circuit Court.
Rae had said he'd used alcohol and cocaine on June 22 before he
entered a suburban Grand Rapids party store and noticed a wad of
bills in Barnes' pocket.
A surveillance camera in the store captured Barnes hitting Rae's
head and body with his fists. Barnes landed six or seven blows
before a store manager intervened.
Barnes not only served in the military but also was a Golden
Gloves boxer.
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