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Appeals court orders new sentencing for man convicted of brutally assaulting Rand Paul, ruling that his original sentence was 'substantively unreasonable'

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'No compelling justification'

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A federal appeals court has ordered the re-sentencing of Rene Boucher, the man convicted of brutally assaulting Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in an unprovoked attack outside Paul's Kentucky home in 2017.

While Paul was mowing his lawn, Boucher — who lived next to Paul — attacked the senator from behind, breaking six of Paul's ribs and severely damaging one of his lungs.

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