Neighbor who attacked Rand Paul broke six of the senator's ribs over YARD DEBRIS, court papers reveal as the retired doctor asks for no jail time

Mail Online | 6/11/2018 | Associated Press;Ben Ashford For Dailymail.com
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The neighbor who attacked US Sen Rand Paul 'lost his temper' over yard debris on the property line between their homes before the altercation, a court filing in the federal case against him reveals.

Dr. Rene Boucher is asking a judge to grant him probation after pleading guilty to tacking the Republican politician in Bowling Green, Kentucky, last year and breaking six of his ribs.

Prosecutors - Prison - Sentence

Prosecutors are seeking a 21-month prison sentence for the 59-year-old.

A sentencing memorandum filed on Friday by Boucher's attorney says Paul repeatedly placed 'unsightly' yard debris near the property line.

Day - November - Attack - Boucher - Debris

On the day before the November 3 attack, Boucher burned some debris left by Paul, according to the document obtained by the Daily News of Bowling Green.

The next day, Paul placed more debris on the spot where the pile had been burned, it says.

Boucher - Member - Congress - Friday

Boucher has pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress and is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.

After pleading guilty in March, Boucher, a retired doctor, was released on a $25,000 unsecured bond and is not allowed to contact Paul or his family. He has also given up the right to appeal.

Paul - Yard - November - Headphones - Boucher

Paul was mowing his yard in November, 2017, while wearing headphones when Boucher approached him from behind and dragged him to the ground.

He was taken to hospital with multiple fractures and later sought treatment for pneumonia.

Court - Documents - Boucher - Paul - Brush

Court documents say Boucher saw Paul stacking more brush and 'had enough.'

The two had an ongoing dispute over yard maintenance for a few months.

Boucher - Attorney - Matt - Baker - Attack

Boucher's attorney, Matt Baker, characterized the attack as a dispute that boiled over that had nothing to do with politics.

Shortly after the attack, it was learned that Boucher held a grudge against Paul because he felt the Kentucky senator was spoiling his view and thus bringing down the property of his home.

Boucher - Paul - Wake

Boucher, 59, told Paul in the wake...
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