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Alaska lottery assault leads to 3-year sentence

AlaskaAlaska: Alaska lottery assault leads to 3-year sentence

The man accused of attacking the winner of Alaska's biggest lottery with a metal pipe or rod pleaded guilty this week to a reduced charge of second-degree assault, a prosecutor said.

Brandon Hughes, a 20-year-old from the Los Angeles area, was sentenced to three years in prison under a plea bargain, said prosecutor Clint Campion.

Hughes will be eligible for parole and time off for good behavior, which is usually about one-third of the sentence.

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Patrick McKay accepted the plea and sentenced Hughes on Monday.

The victim was Alec Ahsoak, a convicted sex offender who won the $500,000 jackpot in January. After taxes, Ahsoak took home a $350,000 prize. Hughes knew a relative of one or more of Ahsoak's sexual abuse victims, according to authorities.

The lottery also benefited the advocacy group Standing Together Against Rape, though the charity received much less than Ahsoak, about $11,000.

Anchorage Daily News

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Posted: May 20, 2009, 8:59 am - IP Logged

I certainly hope the blows with the pipe were effectively placed.

The guy shouldn't get a dime.

Hopefully, the REAL victim(s) will bring a lawsuit against the sicko and take every cent away

from him.

I don't blame Hughes for acting out and battering the undeserving winner.

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    Posted: May 20, 2009, 11:13 am - IP Logged

    Hughes' behavior baffles me, he must not have a very good mental rational ability. 

    If Hughes is so ragingly upset with physical violation and/or battery and/or abuse, why would he do the SAME and think it appropriate action?Turkey

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      Posted: May 20, 2009, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

      Hughes' behavior baffles me, he must not have a very good mental rational ability. 

      If Hughes is so ragingly upset with physical violation and/or battery and/or abuse, why would he do the SAME and think it appropriate action?Turkey

      I Agree! Vigilante revenge is seldom justified.

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        Posted: May 26, 2009, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

        Ain't that some BS? How the hell does a convicted sex offender win $350,000, and those who could really use the money wind up with $1 here $10 there. Hope that Jack-ass wound up with brain damage and has to use his winnings to pay for hospital bills!

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          Posted: May 26, 2009, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

          Ain't that some BS? How the hell does a convicted sex offender win $350,000, and those who could really use the money wind up with $1 here $10 there. Hope that Jack-ass wound up with brain damage and has to use his winnings to pay for hospital bills!

          Luck.

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            Posted: May 27, 2009, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

            Because the lottery is random and unbiased, it doesn't reward good behavior. If only good people won the lottery there would not be so many good people who still have it bad.