Man gets prison in Vegas jail guards bat attack



Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 25-year-old diagnosed schizophrenic has been sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for attacking guards at a Las Vegas jail and with a baseball bat last September.

Michael Marcel Law told Clark County District Court Judge Carolyn Ellsworth on Monday that he didn't think he hit anyone in the Sept. 11 attack at the Clark County Detention Center.

Law's public defender, Sonny Bonaventure, says Law is a diagnosed schizophrenic who was off his medication and wasn't thinking straight when he armed himself with a bat and a knife and went to the jail.

Law later told police he was upset about how police handled a complaint that he'd been robbed.

Law pleaded guilty Jan. 7 to battery with a deadly weapon in a plea deal that avoided trial.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Tags

U.S.
The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast