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Longview man sentenced to 27 years for continuous violence against family member

Longview man sentenced to 27 years for continuous violence against family member
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POSTED: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 5:02pm

UPDATED: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 5:14pm

A Longview man was sentenced Thursday to 27 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of continuous violence against a family member, Assistant Gregg County District Attorney Chris Botto said.

Eric Lamothe Hill, 38, was tried this past week in the 124th District Court on the third degree felony charge.

On Feb. 22, 2013, a woman who was pregnant with Hill’s child went to Good Shepherd Medical Center to be treated for a broken finger, and told medical staff that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, Botto said. She stated that Hill threw a rolling desk chair at her, and when she tried to block the chair, it hit and broke her finger, Botto said. Hill then jumped on her and started punching and kicking her, and a police officer dispatched to Belaire Manor Apartments in response to the incident noted bruising on the woman’s shoulder and rib area in addition to the broken finger.

Read the full story at The Longview News-Journal.

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