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Florida man sentenced for pistol-whipping girlfriend in Cobb County


Cobb prosecutors announced that Jean Pharel Pierre, accused of pistol-whipping his girlfriend, will serve two years in prison. 

Pierre, 34, of North Miami, Florida, who pleaded not guilty, was found guilty by a jury of simple battery, aggravated assault, and aggravated battery. Cobb Superior Court Judge Robert Leonard sentenced Pierre to two years in prison, to be followed by 8 years probation.

Cobb prosecutors said that on March 10, 2021, Pierre and his girlfriend, who he lived with in Marietta, were out running errands. The two stopped for dinner and a glass of wine. After returning home, Pierre continued to drink as his girlfriend got ready for bed. The two got into an argument. Pierre pointed a gun at his girlfriend then he hit her over the head three times with the gun, leaving a deep wound in her skull. The girlfriend called the police and Pierre was arrested.

The Cobb District Attorney’s Office said, “During the trial, prosecutors presented testimony … about the extent of her injuries. Physical evidence was also admitted including the firearm used in the incident. Photos and video were also presented.”

The prosecution of Pierre was led by Assistant District Attorneys Erman Tanjuatco and Stephen Oweida. In a news release Tanjuatco said, “Despite some issues in the case, we are proud to have brought justice to a victim of domestic violence.”


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