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NH man sentenced to jail for hospital attack

Hospital Safety Insider, January 21, 2016

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A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to a year in jail for assaulting and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend during a visit at Hampstead (NH) Hospital, according to a January 20 report in the Union Leader of Manchester.

Lorin James Horton, 25, was found guilty of misdemeanor counts of domestic violence assault and three counts of criminal threatening in connection with the May 17, 2015 attack of girlfriend Lindsay Catalino at the hospital. Jurors also found him not guilty of attempted murder, second-degree assault, and a felony count of domestic violence assault, according to the report.

Also according to the paper, the attack came moments after Catalino broke up with Horton, who was suffering from drug addiction. Witnesses testified that Horton had strangled Catalino in a hospital hallway, but jurors only convicted him of misdemeanor assault for an injury to her knee. Horton has already spent 248 days in jail, which will count toward his sentence and will remain on probation for two years. He was ordered to have no contact with Catalino and complete a batterer's intervention program.

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