Jail for Brothers Who Attacked Police Chief
GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Two brothers have been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for various crimes, including assault and battery on Sutherland’s police chief and another officer at the police station.
A Franklin Superior Court judge on Wednesday also sentenced Kenneth and Patrick Jean-Babets to probation. He ordered the brothers to stay away from alcohol and drugs, submit to random screenings, receive mental health counseling and get a job or go to school.
Kenneth’s attorney said his client had mental health problems. Kenneth testified he was upset after police seized 1.4 ounces of marijuana he intended to sell to pay bills when they arrested his brother.
The brothers were ordered to have no contact with Chief Jeffrey Gilbert, Officer Gary Sibilia or their families.
Earlier this month, the brothers were acquitted of trying to kill Gilbert and Sibilia.