Baseball bat beating leads to prison for Maui brothers
WAILUKU, Hawaii — Two Maui brothers have been sentenced to prison in connection with the baseball bat beating of an off-duty police officer.
Forty-two-year-old Leonard Sauceda Jr. received a 20-year sentence Tuesday, while 39-year-old Steven Sauceda received 15 years behind bars.
The two were initially charged with attempted second-degree murder. They pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of attempted first-degree assault under a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Sgt. Jamie Becraft was beaten with a baseball bat and kicked when he was attacked April 4, 2009, outside his home.
The attack occurred when Becraft tried to stop a teenage boy from using a cast on his arm to smash mailboxes outside Becraft's house.
Information from: The Maui News, www.mauinews.com