Garzon gets five year sentence for hate crime

Clayton Garzon, charged with assault and hate crime allegations for beating Davis resident Lawrence “Mikey” Partida, pleaded no-contest on Sept. 17 to battery with serious bodily injury and a hate crime enhancement. Garzon received a five-year sentence for the felony, which he will serve in Yolo County Jail.

According to the Sacramento Bee, two other felony assault charges Garzon faced from the attack were dismissed.

Yolo County chief deputy district attorney Jonathan Raven said they were pleased with the resolution.

“We got what was important: a felony, showing the seriousness of the beating, we got the hate crime enhancement and we got a prison sentence,” Raven said.

Garzon will be sentenced and taken into custody on Oct. 30 at 8:30 a.m.

—Paayal Zaveri