New details are emerging about the incident that took place between Senator Rand Paul and his neighbor, Dr. Rene Boucher.
Apparently, new documents are suggesting that the attack did indeed take place after the neighbor lost his temper over yard debris that Paul had allegedly placed near the property line between their homes.
Fox News reports that the neighbor has pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress. He is due to be sentenced on Friday. Currently, prosecutors are trying to get a 21-month prison sentence for the neighbor, although Boucher is asking that the judge grant probation in the case. It is likely that, since he is a first time offender, the neighbor will not get the 21-month prison sentence requested by Paul's attornies.
A sentencing memorandum filed by Boucher's attorney alleges that Paul had an "unsightly" amount of yard debris near the property line. One day before the attack, Boucher had burned some of the debris left by Paul. The next day, however, Paul placed even more debris on the spot where the pile had been burned. All of the debris, says reports, were placed not onto but near the property line. In other words, the debris was clearly on Paul's own property.
But the neighbor still lost his temper.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was mowing his lawn. Suddenly, he was blindsided by an attack that resulted in multiple sustained injuries, including five ribs that are now cracked, bruised lungs, and pain bad enough that Paul was unable to fly on an airplane for a considerable amount of time.
After being attacked and tackled from behind, Rand Paul was able to throw Boucher off him. As would be expected, they then exchanged nasty words with each other.
According to Boucher, serving a prison sentence would not accomplish anything. The defense claims that this was an isolated incident and, despite this horrific action, Boucher is a pillar of the local community, a good citizen, and a family man.
The yard debris debate apparently stemmed back to September of 2017 when Paul piled a 10-foot-wide stack of limbs onto a spot near the neighbor's property. The pile sat for about one month until Boucher picked it up and hauled it away in a portable dumpster.
It is important to note that the debris wasn't on the neighbor's property, nor was it on the property line. The neighbor simply believed that the pile of limbs was unsightly since it was directly in the line of sight from his patio and the back door of his house.
Paul was also present at the recent shooting at a bipartisan Congressional charity baseball game, where the Kentucky senator was able to escape unharmed.
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