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18-year-old gets probation in beating

An 18-year-old Gardnerville Ranchos man who admitted beating up a teenager without provocation was sentenced Monday to five years probation, including nine months in jail. District Judge Michael Gibbons sentenced Bhrandon DePaz to four years in Nevada State Prison, suspended, and ordered him to pay $12,961.13 restitution to the victim for medical bills. The victim’s parents, who attended the sentencing, agreed with their son’s request that DePaz not be sent to prison. He pleaded guilty to battery by a probationer, a felony punishable by up to six years in prison. DePaz was arrested after the victim showed up at Sharkey’s …

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