Minn. Man Convicted Of Assaulting Girlfriend

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury has convicted a St. Paul man on charges he assaulted his girlfriend but acquitted him on kidnapping charges.

Twenty-nine-year-old Luke Brandon Scott was accused of locking his girlfriend in a dog kennel.

A Ramsey County jury on Monday convicted Scott of assault, terroristic threats and false imprisonment. He was acquitted on two counts of kidnapping.

Prosecutor Janice Barker argued Scott became angry with the 21-year-old woman when she told Scott she no longer wanted to be intimate with him.

Scott’s attorney, Leif Carlson, argued that prosecutors had accused his client of “sensational, dark, ugly charges,” but the reality was “two intoxicated people acting like children.”

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the jury reconvenes Tuesday to determine whether there were aggravating factors that should influence Scott’s sentence.

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  • tony

    you say that now until he killed her

  • ajp

    You are human filth. What a horrible, sexist, nasty comment.

    • Jeff

      I agree with ripley. He should have just masturbated.

    • merks

      ripley wrote that after he just got done beating and locking up his girlfriend. and when I say that I mean he closed his zipper!

  • Victim Du Jour

    It’s fascism to impose unfair and sexist Sharai Laws on women in the middle east.

    Here in Minnesota it’s polar opposite, men are automatically guilty and get punished for everything.

    Chicks know what to say to the cops if they want to make someone in trouble.

    • Jeff

      Women don’t “know what to say to the cops”. They just tell them what happened…

      I don’t know of a class or training that is offered anywhere that informs women on how to incriminate men.

      • merks

        generally the truth does the incrimination. once you get the blood cleaned off your knuckles from dragging them on the ground maybe you will get a clue.

      • Victim Du Jour

        They have websites telling women what to do to make men in trouble, not to mention Social Workers.

        It’s like when da’ Ku Klux Klan were judges and lawyers and they made black people in trouble.

        Only now days, the man has Stockholm Syndrome, and you have to bribe a mental health specialist to not go to jail.

      • JC

        It’s published every day and online here as well…The News!

  • sara

    women are also convicted a lot of the time in domestic abuse..maybe you should learn about stuff before you come off with a pathetic comment victim du jour.

    • JC

      Maybe you need to also. Std Law Enforcement policy accross the State is to REMOVE THE MALE in all cases of domestic disturbances.where a specific act of violence cannot be observed…

  • Victim Du Jour

    The Red Stocking Manifesto might explain why women get so much special treatment by our court system.

    And I can bet the Mental Health Industry Relys on everyone being in trouble for domestic abuse.

    I think both men and women are prone to do stupid things when abusing chemicals.

  • Superchik1017

    Victim Du Jour: HE LOCKED HER IN A DOG KENNEL!!! What is your problem!? It would be hard to imagine a woman doing that to a man.

  • me

    Justice is rarely just. I’m glad this man was convicted. My hubby beat me so regularly, I can’t even estimate the number of times he hit me, shoved me, pushed me, tried to strangle me. When he was finally arrested, finally!, I was told by a visit from CPS that if they came out to my home again, they’d arrest me. He received probation and was told to attend anger management. I found out after the counseling “concluded” that he cut a deal with his counselor. They’d say he went to the appts and the counselor could go up to his cabins on the weekend rather than due his job of treating my husband. And I was the one that would be arrested if CPS ever came back out to my house.

    • max

      You demonstrate over and over how little you understand about the dynamics of abusive relationships. I know you love to troll, but maybe you should spend some of your troll time educating yourself.

      • Victim Du Jour

        What’s to understand? If someone abuses you more than once. It’s no one elses fault but your own.

        Liberty means you are expected to wipe your own backside.

        • me

          Clearly, you have little actual knowledge of how controlling abusers are. Pay attention here – I say when he was finally, FINALLY, arrested. So, I was calling 911 but to no avail. They wouldn’t arrest him. After a few triess, when all you hear is no, you give up. Who else was there to call? Understand, the person who controls the finances commands the relationship, whether for good or evil. Sadly, without an ability to afford a place on my own, there was little I could do. A shelter? For a week and then what? For many victims, they only just is to head back to the very same home.

          • Victim Du Jour

            I have no sympathy for women who form relationships with losers. Perhaps you like being a psycho-babbling talk show junky?

            It’s not the governments job to figure it out either.

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