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Man Who Violently Beat 61 Year Old Trump Hotel Security Guard Gets Probation

More injustice unless you’re a liberal of course.

The following is from our friends at CWB Chicago.

The man who brutally beat a 61-year-old security guard at the posh Trump International Hotel in March has been sentenced to probation.

Craig Echols, 24, allegedly attacked the guard and another security officer after they confronted him for smoking in the lobby and damaging property. The older guard was knocked to the ground, suffering a broken finger, torn ligaments in his right knee, a fractured cheekbone, and facial trauma that required 17 stitches to close, according to court records.

This week, Echols pleaded guilty to a single count of aggravated battery of a security officer. In exchange, prosecutors dropped fourteen additional aggravated battery charges as well as a criminal damage to property count. Judge Timothy Joyce sentenced Echols to two years probation and 164 days time served.

The hotel attack came just four months after Echols was accused of beating a 39-year-old woman with a baseball bat, records show. In that case, a woman emerged from an apartment carrying a bloody baseball bat. Her face and head were covered with blood, cuts, and contusions, police said. The woman reported that Echols had beaten her with the bat.

You can read more from our friends at CWB Chicago.

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