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Student accused of beating a local teacher’s aid faces judge

The former Matanzas High School scholar accused of beating his teacher’s aide in February of final yr should wait a little longer to be taught his destiny.

Brendan Depa, now 18 years previous, pleaded no contest to an aggravated battery cost again in October.

He was in courtroom Wednesday, the place he was scheduled to be sentenced. However, the listening to was prolonged as a result of all of the witnesses didn’t have a probability to be heard.

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Depa’s former aide Joan Naydich took the stand and described the occasions from the day of the assault. She stated she requested Depa to place his Nintendo Switch away, and he did so with no problem. Then, he grew to become upset when one other trainer stated one thing in the course of the subsequent class interval.

“As soon as we got in the classroom, the teacher was asking him what is going on with the game? You know you can’t be taking it out anymore. He became angry, riled and upset,” stated Naydich.

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Depa’s attorneys argued that Naydich didn’t have sufficient data like entry to Depa’s IEP and that Depa’s recognized disabilities and behavioral points ought to have performed a half in how Naydich reacted on this scenario.

A date to complete the sentencing has not but been set.

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