NOT GUILTY PLEA IN AT­TACK ON SE­NA­TOR

National Post (Latest Edition) - - WORLD -

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.

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