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Ex-Long Beach Officer Sentenced For Assaulting, Threatening Wife

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 30-year-old former Long Beach police officer was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday for assaulting his wife with a baton and other weapons.

KNX 1070’s Ron Kilgore reports Brandon Preciado was convicted earlier this month for what a judge called the “physical and psychological torture” of his wife.

Preciado was found guilty on Oct. 2 of more than a dozen felonies and several misdemeanors, including six felony counts of corporal injury to a spouse, three counts each of assault with a deadly weapon and assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and one count of criminal threats.

The eight-woman, four-man jury deliberated for about a day before the conviction, which also included five misdemeanor assault and battery charges.

Preciado’s wife, Yessenia, told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Richman her husband is a “great family man” and asked for leniency in his sentencing.

Yessenia Preciado had previously testified that beginning in January, her husband had threatened to hit her with various objects, including a hammer and a work-issued flashlight, wrapped a belt around her neck, put her in a headlock, choked her, pushed her into a tile shower wall, and struck her multiple times, including with a broom and a closed fist.

“I believe he needs help more than he needs prison time,” she told the judge.

Preciado was also ordered Preciado to pay $1,266 to a victims’ compensation fund.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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