An Atascadero State Hospital patient was found guilty today of assault likely to cause great bodily injury and faces a prison sentence of 25 years to life.
Dwight Dwayne Dunn, 55, was convicted today by a jury in San Luis Obispo Superior Court, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
On Aug. 26, 2010, he attacked a man with a group of other patients, retaliating against the victim for his role in protecting another man in a previous fight, according to authorities. The victim was punched, kicked and stomped on by his attackers.
The conviction marks Dunn’s fourth strike. But his attorney, Jeffrey Radding, has the option to file a motion that could potentially remove strikes from Dunn’s record if Judge Jacquelyn Duffy agrees. Radding argued that his client wasn’t the same person accused of the crime, but witnesses identified him as a culprit.
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Dunn was on parole at ASH for a past conviction for attempted robbery in Northern California because he’s a mentally disordered offender. Dunn is scheduled to be sentenced for the ASH-related crime on Dec. 14.