Remember that asshole “doctor” (do no harm…what?) who pulled in front of those two cyclists in California then slammed on the brakes, he got five years in prison for that. Good to see just a little justice in this world, I would like to think that when you intentionally try to kill someone you go to jail for it (even if the weapon is a car). Now if only we can make it so when you shoot a guy in the head you get the appropriate sentence.
A former emergency room doctor who deliberately braked so that two bicyclists rammed into his car in a road rage assault was sentenced Friday to five years in state prison.
Christopher Thompson, 60, wept and apologized to the two injured riders before he was sentenced in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
“The physical and mental scars are my fault,” he said.
Prosecutors had sought an eight-year term while Thompson’s attorney argued for probation.
Thompson, who worked at Beverly Hospital in Montebello, has been jailed since he was convicted in November of assault with a deadly weapon, battery with serious bodily injury, reckless driving and mayhem.
Thompson deliberately hit his brakes, causing the bicyclists to hit the back of his Infiniti sedan on July 4, 2008, prosecutors said. One rider smashed through the back window, breaking his nose and front teeth. The other crashed to the pavement, separating his shoulder.
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