Man pays $5,000 to victim, gets probation
WAILUKU — After paying $5,000 in restitution, a man was placed on one year’s probation for assaulting another man who suffered a broken jaw when he was punched in a Kihei bar three years ago.
Duane Torres Jr., 30, of Kihei provided a cashier’s check to cover the victim’s surgery costs when he was sentenced Wednesday.
The payment was part of a plea agreement allowing Torres to plead no contest to a reduced charge of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor crime.
The case had been delayed to reach a resolution that would allow Torres to continue coaching Pee Wee football, which he couldn’t do if he had