Long Branch Twins face Two-Decades in prison for brutally beating Army Veteran
Twin brothers in Long Branch are facing 20-years in prison after being found guilty by a Monmouth County jury for attacking a disabled Army Veteran in 2016, announced Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni.
James and Jason Dotts, both 41, were his neighbors and visited the apartment with another man on November 3, 2016 around 9:30 pm, and then beat the 58-year old unconscious.
The victim awoke bloodied and alone on the floor of his apartment, with his cell phone and cash gone.
The veteran then spent several weeks at Monmouth Medical Center recovering from the assault.
James Dotts and Jason Dotts, 41, were found guilty of second degree Aggravated Assault, second degree Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, and third degree Theft from a Person after a three-week trial that concluded this month before Superior Court Judge Vincent N. Falcetano.
Due to their prior records, both Dotts brothers face an extended term of confinement and up to 20 years in prison when they return for sentencing on May 31.
The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Caitlin Sidley.
James Dotts is represented by Sarah Surgent, Esq., of Freehold.
Jason Dotts is represented by Lawrence Welle, Esq. of Lake Como.
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