Kansas City man gets 18 years in prison for hammer attack
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City, Missouri, man has ordered to spend 18 years in prison for pummeling his blind former girlfriend with a hammer.
The Kansas City Star reports that a Jackson County judge sentenced 55-year-old Larry D. Simms on Thursday after finding him guilty of various assault and weapons charges.
Authorities say Simms attacked several women, including his ex-girlfriend, last May. She survived.
Simms denied attacking the former girlfriend with a hammer and says he pushed the other women in self-defense after they attacked him with a knife.