Norcross man sentenced in near-fatal beating

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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