Man pleads guilty to assault

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 13, 2009 7:20 AM

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

An Iowa City man accused of helping another man attack a person pleaded guilty to assault causing injury on Oct. 7.

Harry Rayton IV, 22, was charged with both aiding and abetting attempted murder and assault causing injury. The aiding and abetting charge was dismissed by the state.

Police accused Rayton of kicking and punching the victim while Adam Burkart, 19, allegedly stabbed him. The fight left the victim with broken ribs and six stab wounds in the chest, back, and abdomen.

Burkart, who was charged with attempted murder, was found not guilty on Sept. 11. On Sept. 30, Rayton asked that the aiding and abetting charge be dismissed. He argued one of the elements of the charge is that the attempted murder occurred and the court ruled it hadn’t.

The court sentenced Rayton to 110 days in jail, with credit for 110 days previously served.

— by Regina Zilbermints

> Share your thoughts! Click here to write a Letter to the Editor.

comments powered by Disqus
Daily Iowan Advertising
Today's Display Ads | Today's Classifieds | Advertising Info

Follow the DI through:

Sponsored Links  
T-Shirt Design  
Insurance Leads Charlotte Web Design
Health Insurance Leads Home Equity Loans
Home Service Guides  
Life Insurance DMI Furniture
Custom Magnets Buy a text ad


Privacy Policy (8/15/07) | Terms of Use (4/28/08) | Content Submission Agreement (8/23/07) | Copyright Compliance Policy (8/25/07) | RSS Terms of Use

Copyright © The Daily Iowan, All Rights Reserved.