Lufkin man sentenced to 20 years for two charges of aggravated assault

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1:15 am

By JESSICA COOLEY/The Lufkin News

A Lufkin man was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for his part in two random attacks on strangers the night of May 8, 2010.

The defendant, Kevin Phillip Ledet, 31, answered to state District Judge Paul White for the night he and his cousin, Keith Allan King, reportedly attacked two men in Lufkin while riding around drinking beer. Ledet reportedly hit a man in the face with a glass beer bottle; in an unrelated attack the same night, he failed to get help for a man his cousin severely beat, leaving the man in a coma. Ledet had been out of a Louisiana prison on parole from a prescription drug conviction less than a month at the time of the attacks.

Ledet’s victim, a music minister, and the mother of King’s victim took the stand after being called by prosecutor Art Bauereiss to talk about the impact the random acts of violence have had on their lives.

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