Sen. Rand Paul’s neighbor pleads not guilty in attack

 

 

This whole thing is so weird. One broken rib through the lung and Rand could have died.

(From The AP)

“The Pauls have had no conversations with him in many years,” senior advisor Doug Stafford said. “The first ‘conversation’ with the attacker came after Sen. Paul’s ribs were broken. This was not a fight, it was a blind side, violent attack by a disturbed person.”

A friend of Paul’s told WKU Public Radio that she saw the senator after the attack and recounted his reaction.

“He said that when he got up, Rene said something like ‘I’ve been trying to sell my house for 10 years and your trees are in the way,’” Alicia Stivers told the station.

Warren County District Judge Brent Potter set a pre-trial court date for Nov. 30. Boucher has been ordered to stay away from Paul and the senator’s family.

Baker said it appeared that Paul had retained a personal injury attorney to represent him in the matter, which could mean he is considering a lawsuit. The lawyer identified by Baker did not return calls seeking comment, and Paul’s office declined comment.

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