District Attorney Jan Scully announced recently that the Honorable Patrick Marlette sentenced Kyacey Uscola to 10 years in state prison for felony assault on the mother of his child. Uscola also received an additional 10 months in county jail for a separate misdemeanor assault.
Uscola is a professionally trained mixed martial arts specialist who has fought several professional fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. On June 15, 2013, he assaulted the mother of his child causing her to suffer significant injuries, including a punctured lung, eight broken ribs, two lumbar fractures, an orbital fracture, and a life threatening pancreas laceration.
On January 17, 2014, a jury convicted Uscola of battery on a spouse or cohabitant, battery with serious bodily injury, and corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant. The jury also found true that Uscola personally inflicted great bodily injury upon the victim under circumstances involving domestic violence and that he has a prior domestic violence conviction.