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Judge gets creative in sentencing

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James Boone (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) James Boone (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

A Hamilton County judge has sentenced a man to 71 days in jail for a beating - one day for each year his 71-year-old victim has been alive. 

The Hamilton County judge said the trouble started when 31-year-old James Boone was driving too fast on a neighborhood full of kids. The judge said that when a 71-year-old man with a cane confronted Boone about his driving, Boone got out of the car and punched him. 

Witnesses said they saw Boone punch Carl Day several times. He was arrested and charged with assault, but as part of an agreement with prosecutors pleaded guilty to attempted assault. 

The judge sentenced him Monday to 71 days and ordered the sheriff's office not to release him early.

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