UPDATE: Man sentenced to 10 years for claw hammer attack
By WRCB Staff
MURRAY COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -
UPDATE: Brandon Lee Silvers, 29, was sentenced today by Superior Court Judge Cindy Morris to serve ten years in prison followed by ten years of probation for a December 4, 2013 claw hammer attack on Crandall resident Ken Arthur.
Silvers was convicted of the crime last month by a Murray County Jury.
The conditions of the probated portion of the sentence, Silvers was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine plus court costs and surcharges and is required to perform 200 hours of community service work.
He’ll also have to obtain substance abuse counseling and submit to random drug testing and is prohibited from having any further contact with Arthur.
Additionally, he’ll be required to submit to a mental health evaluation.
Silvers also entered a guilty plea to and was sentenced on a separate methamphetamine possession case, which was unrelated to the assault.
He received a concurrent 10 years in prison for the drug charge.
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Twenty-nine-year-old Brandon Silvers was convicted by a Murray County jury for attacking Crandall resident Ken Arthur with a hammer last December.
Silvers posted bond days after the attack, but was then rearrested in June for Felony Family Violence against his wife.
He'll remain in custody until his sentencing which is scheduled for November 19th.