WOODLAND — 54-year-old Paul Keola of Sacramento has been found guilty of assaulting and severely beating his girlfriend in an incident which occurred in September of last year.
Shortly after midnight on September 4th, 2016, the unidentified victim called police and said her partner, whom she refused to identify at the time, had been drinking and physically lashing out.
Sacramento Police responded to the Crest Motel and discovered an intoxicated Keola. He was promptly ordered to leave and apparently did.
However, he later returned and continued the assault, fracturing the victim’s lower back, breaking her right arm, and leaving her with swelling on both elbows, her ankle, and a large bite on her left arm.
At around 9:30 AM, a passerby heard the commotion and called police. This time, the victim was removed from the room and transported to UC Davis Medical Center for treatment.
At Keola’s trial, evidence was presented which showed he had a previous history of domestic violence against the same victim.
While ultimately acquitted of three of his charges — attempted murder, first degree burglary, and threats to commit bodily injury — he was convicted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting traumatic injury on a person with whom he had a dating relationship, and false imprisonment with force and violence.
Keola is due for sentencing on March 10th by the Honorable Dave Rosenberg, who also presided over the trial, and faces up to 12 years in state prison.
Based on the official Yolo County District Attorney press release.