Prosecutors recommended a six-year prison sentence for a man who assaulted his girlfriend so badly she had three broken ribs and a collapsed lung.
Willus Graves, 29, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault Thursday afternoon in Clark Circuit Court.
Graves told the judge he knew he injured Cheryl Spivey, but did not remember details due to being intoxicated at the time.
In court documents, Spivey said she lived with Graves until February 2010, when the assault occurred. She told police Graves believed she was cheating on him.
“He kept punching me in the face and head over and over again,” she told police. She spent three days on a ventilator in the hospital before she was released, according to court documents.
Spivey, though, only reported the assault after he allegedly assaulted her again two months later at a friend’s house.
Prosecutors dismissed a persistent felony offender charge as part of the plea agreement.
Graves is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 10.
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