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Derry state representative draws deferred jail term
State Representative Frank Sapareto, R-Derry, was sentenced to a deferred 30-day jail term on Wednesday in Rockingham County Superior Court. (JAMES A. KIMBLE)
His trial was an appeal on one of three simple assault charges that a Derry district court judge convicted him of after a separate trial in March. In the earlier trial, two of the charges involving Sapareto pushing his girlfriend’s 19-year-old son were reduced by a judge to violation-level offenses.
His latest conviction will require him to appear before Judge Marguerite Wageling next year and show why the month-long jail term should not be imposed.
Derry police charged Sapareto, R-Derry, following an incident at his girlfriend’s home last April 11.
The woman’s daughter, Marina Battite, exchanged words with her mother about burn marks some garlic bread made on the kitchen table, prosecutors said.
Anthony Battite asked Sapareto if he had anything to say to him prior to him leaving the home, prosecutors said.
Assistant County Attorney Terri Harrington, who prosecuted the case, asked Wageling to impose a deferred jail sentence so that Sapareto will have to prove that he received an anger management evaluation and complied with other terms of his sentence.
"His entire course of testimony demonstrated that Mr. Sapareto feels no responsibility for this incident and has an anger issue," Harrington said on Wednesday.
Sapareto could have faced a maximum of one year in county jail and a $2,000 fine.
"You decided you were going to be the macho guy back on April 11," Wageling said. "You put kerosene on that fire and lit it."
"I know you never intended to harm anybody. That’s obvious," Wageling said. "But you are an animated guy. You physically responded to statements or actions of anybody who did anything during the trial."
Sapareto remains a state representative in Derry.
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