Man who assaulted girlfriend gets 15.5 to 19.5 years in prison

YOUNGSTOWN — Sammy F. Anderson Jr., 28, was sentenced today to 15.5 to 19.5 years in prison today after being convicted at trial two weeks ago of two counts of felonious assault, one count of having weapons while forbidden by law and two gun specifications.

Judge Anthony Donofrio of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court handed down the sentence.

The two felonious assaults were for two instances in which Anderson brutally assaulted his girlfriend — once in June and once in September. The assaults both began in her car while Anderson was driving her car.


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