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Football star sentenced in assault that led to man’s death

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    Gerime Bradley listened to his attorney
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Circuit Judge Rom Trader sentenced a former standout McKinley High School football player Tuesday to six months probation and 100 hours of community service in connection with an assault that  resulted in the death of an Ewa Beach man.

Gerime Bradley, 19, had been indicted  on a manslaughter charge in connection with the death of 38-year-old John Howard, who died a day after he was knocked to the ground in a fight outside his Ewa Beach home. In February, a jury acquitted Bradley of manslaughter and found him guilty of the lesser charge of third-degree assault, a petty misdemeanor because the two joined in the fight.

Myles Breiner, Bradley’s attorney, said his client was given credit for time served for the 23 days he spent in jail. Breiner said the state also sought $16,000 in restitution for Howard’s medical bills, but the judge declined the request because the fight was mutual.

Deputy Prosecutor Scott Bell argued for the maximum jail time of 30 days and said in a sentencing memorandum that Howard posed no threat to Bradley after Bradley drove past him on a street, but Bradley parked his car and walked back to confront Howard.

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