WASHINGTON — A Washington man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for attacking a co-worker with a hand-held sledgehammer.
Thirty-nine-year-old Abdul Ewumi, who was convicted of assault with intent to kill while armed, was sentenced Friday in D.C. Superior Court.
According to the government’s evidence, Ewumi and the victim worked in an auto body shop. Prosecutors say on April 1, 2013, Ewumi and the victim argued over a customer’s complaint.
Authorities say an altercation ensued, and Ewumi grabbed a hand-held sledgehammer from his toolbox and hit the victim several times in the head.
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