Lone Punch To Wife's Face Lands OC Thug Husband in Prison

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Lassiter: What you looking at?
At the age of 36 in September 2009, Orange County's Travis Theodore Lassiter had already hit key milestones.

Lassiter--a serial wife beater prone to hissy fits--had been sent to prison a whopping four times and knew that if he committed another felony under California's Three Strikes Law he'd return to a nasty prison cell for a lengthy stay.

But he just couldn't help himself.

After drinking booze in Fountain Valley near Mile Square Park, Lassiter punched his wife in the face.

The blow put the woman on the sidewalk and caused profuse bleeding from the left side of her face.

Classy.

At his 2010 jury trial, he denied striking his wife but said he might have pushed her down. Jurors didn't buy it and convicted him. Orange County Superior Court Judge David A. Thompson then handed him a ticket back to prison.

Lassiter appealed, claiming that his punch did not technically qualify as causing great bodily harm. The point wasn't moot. The jury's acceptance of that enhancement meant a more severe punishment.

This week, a California Court of Appeal based in Santa Ana rejected his complaint. The justices noted that the woman's wound had been quite painful and serious enough that it required doctors to stitch it closed, facts that reasonably led the jury to qualify it as a great bodily injury.

Upshot: Lassiter will continue to serve his 11-year prison sentence at the California Correctional Institution at Tahechapi.

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CCPOA
CCPOA

As a correctional officer I can honestly say that the vast majority of 273.5pc - Domestic Violence suspects have very small penises. I'm not a homo, but I'm just making an observation. 

Luz O.
Luz O.

ok that guy is a DOUCH!! (well beyond that...but i can not spell out those words here) but honestly girl...did you not "see" that coming? whether or not she was with him before or after his arrests..i mean COME ON!?! I know she doesn't deserve it (no one does) BUT COME ON GIRL!

ageofknowledge
ageofknowledge

Happy trails dickweed. What I can't understand is the women that are repeatedly drawn to this kind of man.

Men like this are in the minority but most women want to be with them. I read in a book once it has something to do with them being abused when they were young and subconsciously seeking to repeat the incident throughout their life (until they come to terms with it anyways).

Anony
Anony

When will Black and Mexican stop being savages .... oh wait a minute. Either this guy is one of the lightest Black or Mexicans I've seen or he is just White. Hahahahaha. Yup, he is White.

Adramelech Sun
Adramelech Sun

And Teddy?You can get stomped by ObieYou thirty-six year old baldheaded fag, blow meYou don't know me, you're too old, let goIt's over, nobody listen to technoNow let's go, just gimme the signalI'll be there with a whole list full of new insults.

Buttercup
Buttercup

I love the booking photo...he looks like a midget...total "little man" syndrome.

Streets
Streets

Hey Mitch, is this your model for the superior beings you claim to be?

ageofknowledge
ageofknowledge

Hey Anony, let's check the FBI 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment – Emerging Trends publication and see what we find.

Holy Moses Batman, La Raza gangs account for fully 36.39 percent of all gang related crime in the U.S. far exceeding any other racial or criminal group.

http://www.fbi.gov/stats-servi...

http://www.fbi.gov/stats-servi...

Deporting all La Raza gangmembers to the Antarctic would result in an immediate 36.39% reduction in gang related crime in the U.S..

I'm going to write my Congressman and suggest it. I hope you have a warm coat ese.

mitch young
mitch young

Here's a black guy on black crime.

http://www.nationalreview.com/...Unfortunately Mexicans aren't honest enough to deal with Mexican crime -- which while not as stratospheric as black crime, still is about twice the white rate.

mitch young
mitch young

The crime statistics are what they are. One guy doesn't change that. Santa Ana will still be the murder capital of OC this year -- even with the Seal Beach thing (or was that last year). 

Buttercup
Buttercup

 Are you implying that other races don't beat on their wives? Please...save it.

HUGH CAHCK
HUGH CAHCK

TYPICAL WHITE BEATER.. I MEAN WIFE BEATER

Anony
Anony

Nice. Should we get the statistics on Serial Killers and Pedophiles? You can slice and dice demographics.

Another AWM (Angry White Male).

Peepa and Meema would be so proud Johnny.

BettaRayBill
BettaRayBill

You sure are the apex of medicrity.  If there is one thing I have learen is not to trust (.com) reports. some what reliable are. .gov, .org. Best ones Natinal surveys, I m not sure that is the actual name among others are the most trusted.  You are not trying hard enough primate.  you are failing meserably defending your bigotry. Moron!

Anony
Anony

I have an IQ of 137, Thank You.

http://www.psychologytoday.com...

Whites make up 65% of the population but 80% of Serial Killers. This is from Psychology Today, a reputable publication.

Yeah, blame the left leaning media because those left leaning jewish companies are out to get the white christian male, right?

AWM = Angry White Male

ageofknowledge
ageofknowledge

You must be stupider than dirt Anony to try and wipe away the fact that 36.39% of all gang related crime in the U.S. is done by about 2/3 of 16.9% of the population with another stupid ignorant remark.

Why you're just stupid walking to try and leverage another negative to justify the first one. That's what stupid people do Anony. But even more stupidly, you obviously didn't do your research before opening your mouth.

Criminal profilers state that serial killers are usually reported as white because the media typically focuses on "All-American" white and pretty female victims who were the targets of white male offenders and that crimes among minority offenders in urban communities, where crime rates are higher, are under-investigated and that minority serial killers exist at the same ratios as white serial killers for the population.

If you weren't stupid Anony, you would have known this and not blundered so very badly on every "point" that you tried to make.

Here's a freebie to get you started on your path to becoming smarter (assuming you have the IQ and capability):http://www.trutv.com/library/c...

BetaRayBill
BetaRayBill

Lol. Who are these people you speak off?  Are they high ranking dignitaries that somehow will scorn me publically if I misspell words In this local news paper?  You are partly correct.  If I were to turn in a paper in school or work.  I would take the time to spell check it, but since only dipshits and self important douch bags care about it.  I m disincline to do it. Good luck...Self important Dick.

Jack Grimshaw
Jack Grimshaw

Au contraire, pal - egregious spelling and grammar ARE relevant. They affect the way people view what you write. In your case, it leaves them thinking you're obviously an ill-educated, uninformed, blithering nitwit ...

BettaRayBill
BettaRayBill

I would if it was important.  I dont sit behind a cumputer trying to impress cretins like you or Mich. You clowns do this all day thingk this post makes them some how relevant.  Took me almost 40 seconds to reply to your post, that is all the time I m willing to invest. Not a second more.  Good luck on you pathetic quet correcting grammatical errors that are hardly relevant.

Jack Grimshaw
Jack Grimshaw

One thing you have NOT learned is how to spell. Spell Check was designed specifically for, uh, challenged people such as yourself. For Pete's sake - and everyone else's - use it!

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