A man who was arrested for assaulting
and cutting off his pregnant ex-girlfriend n!pples in October 2016, has
been sentenced to 45 years in prison
45-year-old Tony Ledbetter of Sioux
Falls who had pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated assault, was
sentenced on Tuesday.
On the said day of the incident, Police
reports indicated that Ledbetter visited the victim at her house to
address their relationship, but turned into a violent scene when the
suspect punched the victim in the face, slammed her head onto the ground
multiple times, and pinned her down by the throat, forcing a blanket
into her mouth, before cutting off her n!pples with scissors.
As part of a plea deal, prosecutors
agreed to ask for no more than 30 years at his sentencing. But the Argus
Leader reports that Judge Doug Hoffman went against the plea agreement
and gave Ledbetter the maximum 45 years.
Remorseful Ledbetter publicly apologized in court, to which the victim responded, “Do you feel like a man?” ????????? According to the victim, the incident affected her physically and emotionally.