Josephine County Man Faces Seven Year Sentence For Attacking Stepson

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th June Newschild attackDamien Gulick
A Josephine County man convicted of attacking his 2-year-old stepson faces more than seven years in prison. The Grants Pass Daily Courier (http://bit.ly/1vdZVFQ ) reports 34-year-old Damien Gulick was accused of kneeing the toddler in the stomach as part of an attack touched off when the child switched a TV on and off, causing lights to flicker as Gulick did kitchen work. Prosecutors said veins ruptured in the boy's skull, and he now has a wandering eye and a head scar. Gulick's lawyers said he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and had a blackout, or "dissociative episode." Judge Thomas Hull heard the case. He delivered a guilty plea on Wednesday. A sentencing date hasn't been set. Under Oregon's mandatory minimum sentencing law, Gulick faces at least 7 1/2 years in prison.

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