A Norcross man pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated battery in connection with a near-fatal beating at an apartment complex in 2009.
Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge Dawson Jackson sentenced Amir Dixon, 25, to two years in prison followed by six years on probation. Dixon got into a brawl with David Ramirez-Garcia at the Mission Heritage Apartments off Jimmy Carter Boulevard where they both lived on May 3, 2009. When police arrived, Ramirez-Garcia was unconscious and throwing up blood.
Ramirez-Garcia was subsequently deported to his native Mexico for committing an unrelated crime. Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter said Monday that Dixon's plea eliminates the need for Ramirez-Garcia to be brought back to the United States to testify.
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