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Published: Thursday, 6/12/2014

Toledoan guilty of assault put on community control


A former University of Toledo student convicted in an assault that sent two men to the hospital was placed on community control for five years Wednesday.

Domenic Hudson, 19, of 2744 Inwood Dr., also was ordered by Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Linda Jennings to spend six months at the Correctional Treatment Facility in Toledo followed by six months in the Lucas County Work Release Program followed by six months on electronic monitoring. The judge also suspended Hudson’s driver’‍s license for three years and ordered that he consume no drugs or alcohol, undergo regular drug testing, and have no contact with the victim in the case.

On April 29. he entered an Alford plea and was found guilty of aggravated riot and attempted failure to comply with the order of a police officer for an Aug. 23 confrontation in which Joseph Bialecki, 19, of Temperance was beaten unconscious by Hudson and two others. They were retaliating for a fight between Bialecki and their friend, Cody Halka, 17, who was stabbed by Bialecki.

While Hudson’s attorney, Bruce Boerst, argued the incident was out of character for Hudson and blamed it in part on his drug usage, Judge Jennings said his behavior that night was “so dangerous on so many levels.”

“Even though the victim is not without fault, that does not justify what you did,” she said, adding that Hudson also fled from police that night and, when he was finally stopped, resisted arrest.

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