Douglas Count District Court Judge Paula B. Martin on Thursday sentenced a 22-year-old Kansas University student to two years probation, including two months shock time with the department of corrections.
Alexander L. Pendleton, of Texas, was found guilty of aggravated battery by a jury in November. Pendleton was arrested on May 17 after Lawrence police responded to a disturbance at Brothers Bar and Grill, 1105 Massachusetts St. After a nearly three-day trial, a jury found Pendleton guilty of aggravated battery for his role in sending a 24-year-old Dallas man to an area trauma center. Robert Trigg Edwards received significant facial injuries after being knocked to the ground and beaten in the face.
Pendleton had pleaded not guilty in July. Following the November verdict, Martin ordered an anger evaluation, substance-abuse evaluation and community corrections plan. As part of his sentence, Pendleton will receive one day of jail credit and restitution will be determined within 30 days.