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Austin Ridge: "I want to see him go down”

Wheelchair-bound victim of midnight attack attends hearing for the accused, Logan Dunning.

This morning at Sonoma County Courthouse, Logan Dunning, 22, of Boyes Hot Springs, postponed entering a plea in his arrest last month for assaulting disabled Sonoma resident Austin Ridge, 28.

Dunning requested the postponment because he was assigned a new lawyer, according to the Press Democrat.

in Sonoma since he was disabled in a car crash eight years ago. On April 25 he suffered a broken jaw, a fractured nose, head injuries and stab wounds to his arm and torso while returning to his home on his custom tricycle after visiting a Sonoma Valley pub.

a couple weeks later while he was in Sonoma County Jail for another crime, a series of auto break-ins and arsons in Santa Rosa.

Ridge returned to public view with an .

According to the story in the Press Democrat,

Ridge said it was the first time he has seen Dunning since the attack. He came to court, he said, because, “I want to see him go down.”

Dunning faces a maximum 13 years in prison if convicted, prosecutor Bob Waner said.

“I just want him to go away so I can look out for the other kids,” said Ridge, who came to court with his mother, sister and other family. “I don't want to see this happen again.”

Judge Dana Simonds ordered Dunning back to court next Thursday, July 26, to enter a plea. He is now represented by Joe Stogner who, while not conceding Dunning was involved in the attack, said he will seek input from experts on his mental health.

Read the full story on the Press Democrat.

jeff July 25, 2012 at 06:41 PM
13 years is not enough.

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