MMA fighter sentenced to six years behind bars after judge rules his hands to be "deadly weapons"
A Texan MMA fighter is set to serve six years in jail for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon... his hands.
27-year-old fighter Jamual Parks was handed the Con Air-esque prison sentence as a result of an incident that occurred in November 2013 where he beat up his friend Juan Angel so badly he was hospitalised. Parks was charged with aggravated assault after police deemed his hands to be deadly weapons, according WFFA 8
“It’s pretty unusual, but in this instance — because he is an MMA fighter — we thought it was appropriate to charge his hands as deadly weapons,” Assistant District Attorney Bill Vassar said of the case.
Parks pleaded guilty to the charge as well as another for beating up Arlington police Cpl. L. Hoerig who arrived at his apartment at the time of the incident.
Judge Wayne Salvant also believes Parks was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the incident and subsequently slapped him with a six-year prison sentence.