Society
6:50 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Assault Victim Says Basketball Player's Punishment is "Too lenient"

A Kentucky man run over by a Murray State basketball player in a Wal-Mart parking lot says he's angry about his attacker's proposed sentence. Jason Clement of Murray told WPSD that a 30-day jail sentence for Racers guard Zaveral "Zay" Jackson is too lenient. Jackson pleaded guilty earlier this month to wanton endangerment. He admitted to running down Clement and his wife September 9th. Clement says the fall left him with little mobility in that arm but has not been able to afford medical attention.

Calloway County Commonwealth's Attorney Mark Blankenship says Jackson appears remorseful. Calloway County Circuit Judge Dennis Foust recused himself in the case. Jackson's sentencing date is set for Nov. 13.