Hawaii man gets 10-year sentence for choking, robbing child

WAILUKU — A Hawaii man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for choking a young student while robbing him of an iPad.

The Maui News reported Thursday that 34-year-old Nicholas Slot was sentenced Wednesday for the March 2017 attack and theft outside a Maui school.

Slot was found guilty by a judge in a nonjury trial in December of second-degree robbery and second-degree terroristic threatening.

The boy testified he was 10 years old and in fourth grade when Slot grabbed his iPad and put a hand against his neck while pressing him against a bench outside Sacred Hearts School.

Another student notified a teacher who chased and confronted Slot.

In determining the sentence, the judge noted Slot has 28 previous criminal convictions.

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Information from: The Maui News, http://www.mauinews.com

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