FALL RIVER — A 38-year-old Fall River man who violently assaulted his girlfriend on a public street last April was sentenced last week to serve four-and-a-half to six years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

Kevin Gray, Jr. pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court to indictments charging him with assault and battery on a family or household member - subsequent offense, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

On April 29, 2020 at around 1:30 p.m., Gray was walking with his girlfriend. Gray and his girlfriend then got into a verbal argument outside of Jay’s Liquor Store; within moments, Gray grabbed her head and slammed it into a brick wall. The victim lost consciousness and was found by first responders to be bleeding profusely from her head. She required 10 sutures to close the wound.

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The D.A.’s Office says Gray has a lengthy history of violence, including prior convictions for domestic violence on multiple victims.

In addition to the prison sentence, Judge Renee Dupuis also placed Gray on probation for an additional two years and ordered him to complete a certified domestic batterers’ program.

"The defendant committed a brutal assault against the victim in full view of the public,” District Attorney Quinn said. “This defendant has a lengthy history of domestic violence and is a menace to women. He belongs off of the street to protect this victim and others who cross his path.”

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