Man Gets 6 Years for Attacks on Women
In one of the state’s first hate-crime convictions for attacks on women, an ex-convict Thursday was sentenced to six years in prison. “A woman should not walk in fear of unprovoked attacks,” Superior Court Judge Judith Hayes told Billy Dean McCall, 29, in sentencing him for attacks on four women, including the daughter of Police Chief David Bejarano. McCall was also fined $1,200. McCall was convicted of one hate-crime felony for attacking a woman outside a bar after he had just been rebuffed by another woman. McCall was also sentenced on four misdemeanor assault counts, including the attack on Yvonne Bejarano. McCall violently pushed the 18-year-old, an assault captured by a department store security camera.
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