Tuesday, 22 February 2011

SBS: OHIO: Matthew Boivin sentenced

A Glouster man was sentenced to nearly five years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to three felonies and a misdemeanor last month.

Matthew Boivin, 22, was sentenced to four years and 11 months in prison for felonious assault, domestic violence and two counts of endangering children.

The charges stemmed from an incident in March when Boivin caused serious physical harm to his 2-month-old son and caused or attempted to cause physical harm to his wife, according to court documents.

His son, now 1 year old, suffered shaken baby syndrome with a retinol hemorrhage and brain contusions resulting in partial paralysis and blindness, according to the documents.

Boivin pleaded guilty to the four charges as part of an agreement with the Athens County Prosecutor's Office. He could have been sentenced to a maximum of 17 years and six months in prison and pay a maximum fine of $36,000, according to the agreement. Four years and 11 months was the suggested sentence.

Boivin was sentenced to four years in prison for felonious assault and one count of endangering children, 11 months for domestic violence and six months for the second count of endangering children, according to court documents.

The six-month charge will run concurrent to the other charges. Boivin will spend four years and 11 months in prison. He will be given credit for the 305 days already spend in the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail, according to court documents.

He could be released early on good time credit. After his release, he will be on probation for three years. He could be released Dec. 21, 2012, with a favorable report from the warden.

If he were convicted at a trial, Boivin could have spent a maximum of 18 years in prison and paid a maximum fine of $36,000, according to the Ohio Revised Code.


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