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Ex-high school football coach gets prison time for assault

FILE - In this June 23, 2005 file photo, Neshoba County circuit judge Marcus Gordon, explains to reporters his considerations in sentencing Edgar Ray Killen to 20-year terms on each of three counts of manslaughter for the 1964 deaths of three civil rights workers in his Philadelphia, Miss., courtroom. Gordon died Thursday, May 26, 2016 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Miss. He was 84. Gordon sentenced Edgar Ray Killen to 60 years in prison after a mixed-race jury convicted the reputed former Ku Klux Klan leader of manslaughter in the 1964 kidnap-slaying of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

FILE – Neshoba County circuit judge Marcus Gordon, explains to reporters his considerations in sentencing Edgar Ray Killen to 20-year terms on each of three counts of manslaughter for the 1964 deaths of three civil rights workers in his Philadelphia, Miss., courtroom. 2016 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Miss. He was 84. Gordon sentenced Edgar Ray Killen to 60 years in prison after a mixed-race jury convicted the reputed former Ku Klux Klan leader of manslaughter in the 1964 kidnap-slaying of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Richmond-area high school football coach will serve three and a half years in prison for malicious wounding.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/24sBs16) a judge sentenced 37-year-old Kedrick D. Moody on Friday to 10 years in prison, but suspended six and a half years.

Moody entered an Alford plea in February for badly beating and injuring a man in March 2015 who was seeing a woman Moody had dated and with whom he had two children.

The plea means he does not admit guilt but acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him.

Moody’s attorney James Bullard Jr. asked the judge for leniency, saying the attack was out of character for his client.

Moody was a former football coach at Richmond’s Armstrong High School and Chesterfield County’s Meadowbrook High School.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com

 

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