FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A jury has recommended a three-month jail sentence for a Fairfax man convicted of misdemeanor assault in a road-rage incident that led to another man's death.
Fifty-eight-year-old Librado Cena admitted following 63-year-old William O'Brien of Fairfax into a parking lot after saying that O'Brien had been incessantly honking at him on Pickett Road.
A security camera captured the 30-second scuffle, but it was difficult to determine who threw the first punch. Cena said O'Brien was the aggressor.
A few hours later, O'Brien collapsed, and died 10 days later from a brain injury. According to testimony, blood-thinning medication taken by O'Brien made the blow he suffered more serious.
Cena will be formally sentenced in May following the jury's recommendation Wednesday. A judge can reduce the sentence, but not increase it.