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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City, Missouri, man will be spending the next 14 years in prison for beating another man in a 2010 Northland parking lot as part of a road rage incident.

Cornelius D. Moore, 33, was sentenced in Platte County Circuit Court on Thursday. He was convicted of first-degree assault in June.

According to prosecutors, the victim was entering the parking lot to the Boardwalk Shops near I-29 and Barry Road to pick up his wife, who had been shopping, when his car was nearly struck by one driven by Moore. Police say that Moore began pounding on the victim's door and trying to get into the vehicle.

The victim then decided to get out of his car for fear Moore might attack his wife, prosecutors said.

Moore then dragged the victim out of the vehicle and began beating him in the head and face, leaving him unable to defend himself. The victim suffered a broken nose and lacerations around his eye, which was permanently damaged in the attack.

"This defendant has a long history of violently attacking innocent people," said Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd in a statement. "He is dangerous man who is a risk to attack anyone who is unfortunate enough to cross his path. This sentence ensures he will not threaten the public for more than a decade."

According to court documents, Moore was on municipal probation for a different assault at the time of the attack. He had also been found guilty of two other felony assaults and three other municipal assaults.

Prosecutors say that Moore will be required to serve at least 85 percent of his 14-year sentence before he is eligible for release.

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