NOT GUILTY PLEA IN ATTACK ON SENATOR
U. S. Sen. Rand Paul’s longtime neighbour pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he assaulted the Kentucky Republican while he was mowing his lawn. Rene Boucher faces up to a year in jail if convicted.
Paul wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that he suffered six broken ribs and has excess fluid around his lungs. The injuries have sidelined Paul from the Senate as he recovers at his home.
Rob Porter, a close friend of the lawmaker, said this week that Paul doesn’t know why he was attacked. Paul was mowing his yard and had stopped to remove a limb when Boucher tackled him from behind, Porter said.