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The teacher convicted of assault in connection with the attack on his wife outside their Campbell Lake home a year ago has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Superior Court Judge Michael Rickert sentenced Alan Gromus to 248 months in prison.

Prior to sentencing Wednesday afternoon, Judge Rickert denied a defense motion for a new trial.

Gromus was accused of attacking his wife, Pam, with a metal baseball bat outside their Campbell Lake home, then assaulting a neighbor who approached during the attack. Pam Gromus suffered head injuries and the neighbor, Greg O’Connor received a dislocated and broken ankle.

The defense had argued the assault was done by another person and Alan was only attending to his wife when the neighbor walked up. The defense said Gromus thought the neighbor did the attack and so assaulted him.

Pam Gromus testified she remembered very little from the attack, though she told police at the time that her husband attacked her.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,678 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

298 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given

Statewide

362,276 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,632 Hospitalizations

5,422 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 21, 2021.

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Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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