February 16, 2019
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Whitefield woman admits to breaking father’s skull with fire poker

Kennebec County Sheriff's Office | BDN
Kennebec County Sheriff's Office | BDN
Briana Rideout

AUGUSTA, Maine — A Maine woman has admitted she beat her father with a fire poker and a piece of firewood, fracturing his skull in the attack.

Twenty-one-year-old Briana Rideout of Whitefield pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge Tuesday and has been sentenced to serve 150 days in jail. The Kennebec Journal reports police say a drunken Rideout got into an argument with her father during the 2017 event, which escalated to the point of her attacking him.

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The victim suffered two fractures to his skull, bruises on his arms, a large cut over one eye and bruises on his shoulder and chest.

Rideout’s attorney says she has completed counseling and has held a job for six months. The current sentence is the result of a plea agreement.

 



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