Kentucky man pleads guilty to attacking US Sen. Rand Paul

Rand Paul's attacker has pleaded guilty to assaulting the Senator on the front lawn of his Kentucky home. He

BREAKING NEWS - Rand Paul's attacker pleads GUILTY to assault: Neighbor faces jail for tackling the Senator in his front yard and breaking six of his ribs in dispute over his lawn

Rand Paul previous year pleaded guilty Friday to one felony charge of assaulting a member of Congress resulting in personal injury.

Rand's longtime neighbor, Rene Boucher, admitted in a federal court in Kentucky to assaulting a member of Congress resulting in personal injury.

Boucher's felony conviction is punishable by up to ten years in prison.

Matthew Baker, an attorney for Boucher, said his client was looking forward to having the case resolved.

"He is anticipating acquiring an entire determination", Baker said.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 15.

Boucher at first pleaded not guilty in November. He suffered six broken ribs.

Rene Boucher is facing jail for tackling the Republican politician in Bowling Green last year and breaking six of his ribs
Rene Boucher is facing jail for tackling the Republican politician in Bowling Green last year and breaking six of his ribs

Baker said Friday that the attack was a "complete lapse in judgment" by Boucher.

Court documents say Boucher saw Paul stacking more brush and 'had enough'.

Paul was mowing his lawn and wearing headphones just before the attack, did not see the attack until the last second and was unable to brace for impact, according to federal court records.

Some residents of the gated neighborhood in Bowling Green had speculated the attack was motivated by a dispute over yard debris.

Boucher and federal prosecutors reached a plea deal in January over the incident, which was one of the worst assaults on a sitting senator in decades and generated weeks of coverage in Washington.

Boucher was released on a $25,000 unsecured bond on Friday and is not allowed to contact Paul or his family.

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