Teen gets 6 months for beating classmate
EDMOND, Okla. — An Edmond teen is sentenced for brutally attacking a fellow student. Shakil Fields, 19, pleaded guilty to assault and battery following the attack last year. Wednesday a county judge handed down his punishment, six months in the county jail.
Fields previously admitted attacking 15-year-old Blake Sanchez inside a bathroom at the high school after Sanchez supposedly used a racial slur.
Bruce Sanchez says his son suffered a concussion as well as a fractured jaw and skull in the beating.
“Shakil has been given a sentence. Six months to change. Our prayers go to his family,” Sanchez said.
His family and the defense agree with the judge’s decision not to sentence Fields to prison.
“He's a young man that deserves a chance. Everybody makes mistakes,” Sanchez said.
Defense attorney David Slane said, “In our society these racial slurs shouldn't happen. That's what caused this. Unfortunately, my client overreacted.”
Fields stayed quiet after court.
In addition to his time in the county jail, Fields will have to take anger management counseling.
He'll also have to wear an ankle monitor for 18 months after release.
“Overall we're pleased with the outcome,” Slane said.