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Son gets 8 years for robbing dad

February 16, 2019

A man was ordered Friday to serve four years of an eight-year sentence for robbing his father in August.

Hunter Fiorentino, 18, pleaded guilty Jan. 11 to robbery resulting in bodily injury and resisting law enforcement as part of a plea agreement.

Allen Superior Court Judge Fran Gull sentenced Fiorentino to eight years in prison, with four years suspended.

The victim told police his son punched him repeatedly before taking his wallet, cellphone and money.

After he was robbed, the victim walked to a nearby gas station and called police. Officers noted it was “apparent that (the victim) had been severely beaten.”

“Both sides of the victim’s face were very swollen, he was bleeding from both his nose and mouth and his nose had a large swollen bump in the middle of it and it appeared to be broken,” court documents said. “Additionally, the victim’s shirt was covered in blood and his legs and knees had several lacerations.”

A hospital confirmed the victim’s nose was broken.

Police found Fiorentino hiding in the backyard of a home. At that point, Fiorentino allegedly tried to run from the officers.

“After a brief struggle the defendant was taken to the ground,” court documents said. “Once on the ground, the defendant continued to refuse to comply with (officers’) verbal commands and refused to bring his arm behind his back.”

When he was arrested, court documents said officers found the victim’s cellphone and $18 cash in Fiorentino’s pocket.

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