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Sun January 13, 2013
No Sentence Reduction in Officer's Severe Beating
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in the beating of an off-duty Oklahoma City police officer won't get reduced jail time.
Cadmio Lopez didn't hit Chad Peery but was charged because he kept Peery's father from stepping in as two other men attacked his son. Peery suffered a broken neck and is wheelchair-bound. Peery asked a judge Friday to make Lopez serve all of his time.
The two other defendants accepted plea deals and each got 10-year sentences. Lopez didn't accept the initial offer but pleaded guilty later, drawing his 15-year sentence.
Lopez wanted his time reduced to 10 years, but prosecutors argued that Lopez was just sorry he rejected the initial offer.
The Oklahoman reports Lopez cried and apologized at the hearing.