PALMDALE – A 20-year-old Palmdale man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in state prison for beating up the mother of his child, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Giovanni Grey McKinnis was sentenced by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Charles Chung, who also ordered a 10-year protective order for the victim.
Sometime between late December 2013 and January 2014, McKinnis assaulted the 20-year-old woman and broke her jaw, according to Deputy District Attorney Theodore Swanson.
McKinnis originally faced more than half a dozen criminal counts in connection with the assault. At a preliminary court hearing in January 2014, the victim testified that McKinnis was in a “heated rage” after she broke up with him. She said McKinnis kidnapped her on Christmas Day 2013 and drove her to various desolate locations, arguing and hitting her as he was driving. Two days later, McKinnis held her against her will for nine days at his Palmdale home, the victim testified. She said McKinnis repeatedly abused her during that time and left her “unrecognizable,” with a broken jaw, a swollen face, and several bruises on her chest. Following the preliminary court hearing, McKinnis was ordered to stand trial on two counts of corporal injury to child’s parent, kidnapping, false imprisonment by violence, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, making criminal threats, and disobeying a domestic relations court order. (Read more here.)
McKinnis avoided a jury trial by pleading no contest in October 2014. He pleaded no contest to one count of corporal injury to child’s parent and admitted to inflicting great bodily injury on his victim, according to court records. The remaining felony charges against McKinnis were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
McKinnis and his victim have a 2-year-old boy together. At the sentencing hearing Wednesday, the victim did not give an impact statement or request restitution.
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5 comments for "Palmdale man gets 6 years for attack on ex-girlfriend"
Well, let us hope that he will learn some social skills in CDC with the Big boys since he does not know how to be HANDS OFF with others. Someone posted she is no angel If you did not like the relationship just “walk away. Stop putting your hands on anyone unless you want someone to put their hands on you. Guys like this guy will always find another dim witted woman to take him in and have children with them.
Nancy P says
Wasn’t he at his Moms house during the time he held her captive? If so, what happened to Mom? Also, is his victim on his visitor list at jail? Possible the only thing that saved her life is him going to jail so she can’t go back to him.
If u don’t know them personally don’t talk about it yea what he did was wrong but she’s no angel either
Hopefully somebody in prison does to him what he did to his ex. I’m glad this young lady pressed charges there is a great deal of domestic violence that goes unreported.
Another scum bag left off with a light sentence. Thanks liberals!