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Springfield man violates restraining order, gets 2 ½ years

December 4, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A western Massachusetts man has been sentenced to serve 2 ½ years in prison for violating a restraining order when he brandished a gun in his girlfriend’s home while their 8-month-old baby was present.

The Springfield Republican reports (http://bit.ly/1SBVYHH ) 22-year-old Andrew Ocasio pleaded guilty Thursday and was immediately sentenced on charges of breaking and entering while armed, two counts of violating a restraining order, resisting arrest and related firearms charges.

Prosecutors say a “really out of it” Ocasio entered his girlfriend’s Springfield home on Jan. 6 with a loaded .25-caliber semi-automatic pistol and accidentally discharged a round into the floor before fleeing.

Defense attorney Nicholas Raring says his client was high on PCP at the time of the incident.


Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/

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