Dallas Lawyer Gets 5 Years for Beating Girlfriend in Shreveport
Dallas attorney Willie Richardson Joseph Jr. will now spend the next 5 years serving at hard labor in a Louisiana prison. That's the final word of the Judge in the case of the brutal April 18th beating of Joseph's girlfriend. The 33-year old lawyer pled guilty to one count of battery of a dating partner with serious injury on Friday, and was sentenced immediately.
Joseph reportedly punched his girlfriend in the face multiple times during the drive to her Shreveport home after a movie date. Prosecutors said during the brutal attack he broke her eye socket, caused nerve damage, and even knocked out a tooth.
According to NBCDFW, when the unidentified woman called 911, Joseph continued the assault while he dragged her across the concrete from the car to her home - while she was on the line with emergency operators.
No word on the exact prison he will serve his time in, nor when the sentence will start.