Man Sentenced To 5 Years For Assaulting Japp's Bar Manager

(Cincinnati) - A man accused of assaulting a Cincinnati bar manager pleaded guilty today and was sentenced.

Lucien Lanier pleaded guilty to felonious assault charges for punching manager Jen Watts and cracking her skull in a parking lot on Sycamore Street. She had to have surgery after his attack.

Lanier was sentenced to five-years behind bars by Judge Dinkelacker. His attorney says he expresses remorse for his actions.

Watts spoke in court saying she held on after he hurt her, and she's no longer afraid of him.

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