35-year sentence for Longview hatchet attack



KELSO, Wash. (AP) — A 31-year-old man who cut off a Longview store security guard’s ear with a hatchet was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

At his sentencing Wednesday, Adrian Jess Kramer of Longview apologized for the attack last December at a Fred Meyer store and said his only intent was a theft to support a drug habit.

The Daily News reports (http://is.gd/bh6ONQ ) he was convicted last week of assault, burglary and robbery.

Security guard David Sullivan confronted Kramer in the parking lot as he was pushing a shopping cart of stolen merchandise. Doctors were unable to reattach the portion of his left ear that was cut off in the fight.


Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com