Indiana woman gets suspended sentence for lamp attack
RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) – An eastern Indiana woman who attacked a teenage boy with a lamp after she caught him in her home with a girl has received a suspended jail sentence.
A Wayne County judge sentenced 68-year-old Christine Lear to a 180-day suspended sentence Tuesday after the Richmond woman pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in the attack.
The Palladium-Item reports Lear admitted striking the juvenile early on July 20 after she called police and told them she was having problems with a 14-year-old girl staying with her.
She told responding officers she believed the girl had invited a boy into her room.
When Lear led officers upstairs, where she found the teen sitting on an attic staircase, picked up a lamp and struck him in the chest so hard the lamp cracked.