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Man Gets Deferred Sentence For Punching Boy

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 36-year-old man who pleaded guilty to punching a 10-year-old boy who was trying to keep the man from attacking his mother has been given a three-year deferred sentence for felony assault on a minor.
    
The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/ZpQDaI) District Judge Gregory Todd on Tuesday gave Thomas Joseph Mascarena the sentence recommended in his plea agreement with prosecutors. Todd also ordered Mascarena to serve a concurrent suspended sentence and pay a $550 fine for misdemeanor partner or family member assault.
    
Mascarena was charged for a Jan. 22 fight in which a woman said her boyfriend forced his way into her house, pushed and hit her and then punched her son when the boy grabbed Mascarena's jacket to pull him away.

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