Neighbors, the Rand Paul attacked sentenced to 30 days in jail

Rene Boucher, 59, (left) was sentenced Friday to 30 days in prison for the attack on Kentucky sen. Rand Paul.

(Associated Press)

The neighboring sentenced to violently attack the Kentucky Republican sen. Rand Paul outside of the Senator from Kentucky home in the last year was, Friday, 30 days in jail if convicted.

Rene Boucher, 59, was also ordered Friday to be looked after a year of release, and a $10,000 fine and 100 hours of community service, according to WBKO. He also was ordered to have no contact with the Paul family.

“No one deserves it, violently attacked,” Paul said in a statement Friday. “A felony conviction with prison time is appropriate and, hopefully, deter the attacker from further acts of violence. I commend the FBI and Department of Justice for the treatment of this violent, premeditated assault with the seriousness it deserves.”

Paul also said he thinks Boucher should face a longer sentence: “The original 21 month sentence requested, the appropriate punishment would have been.”

The attack left the Republican legislators with six broken ribs. His recovery was complicated by fluid and blood in the lungs and recurrent pneumonias.

Boucher pleaded guilty in March to a Federal charge of a member of Congress. Boucher had asked for probation.

The senator told the police that the incident occurred, as “the neighbor came on his property and fight him from behind and forcing him to the ground and cause the pain.”

Boucher claimed that he met Paul over agitation, over piles of brush on Paul’s property. Boucher, Paul with his lawn mower claims – on the same day as the attack and blew some leaves on to his property and solve his indignation.

But the senator’s office pushed back against the idea that the neighbors had an ongoing dispute.

“It was not a ‘long-standing dispute.’ This description is incorrect,” a spokesman for Paul said. “There is a dispute is impossible, if no words of disagreement were spoken ever-neither immediately nor at any other time before the attack came.”

Fox News’ Mike Emanuel, Lukas Mikelionis, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

Alex Pappas is a political reporter at Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.

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