San Diego

A two-year prison term has been given to man who pleaded guilty to beating and kicking a Hillcrest man.

Court records released Thursday show that Robert M. Hall, 34, a transient, was given the sentence and a $300 fine for the Jan. 4 attack on Daniel Chambers.

According to the probation report, Chambers was struck in the face and kicked by Hall in an unprovoked attack at 7:30 p.m. as Chambers was walking on University Avenue near 6th Avenue.

Hall pleaded guilty Jan. 16 to assault with a deadly weapon--Hall's fists and feet--and to inflicting great bodily injury.

San Diego Municipal Judge Gale Kaneshiro denied probation for Hall, who could have been sentenced to a maximum four year term and a $10,000 fine.

A police task force, which arrested Hall, was established after the December murder of 17-year-old John Wear in Hillcrest, which is still unsolved, and 35 other assaults and robberies in the area.

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