Perry man sentenced for hitting girlfriend with lamp

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PERRY, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – A Perry man is sentenced to 15 years, 8 in prison, for hitting his girlfriend with a lamp.

Thirty-three year old Joshua Scott pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in Houston County Superior Court, Thursday.

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In May of 2016, Scott and the victim got into an argument at her home on Seminole Street in Perry.

Scott hit the victim in the head with a lamp causing a large cut and fracturing her skull. They claimed it was an accident, but evidence at the scene supported that Scott maliciously caused the injury.