A Canaan man accused of trying to gouge the eyes out of a 30-year-old woman was convicted by plea agreement and sentenced to serve 7-15 years in prison on Tuesday. Scott Barr, 32, will also have to pay $1,029 in court surcharges and will be on probation until further order of the court after he is released. Barr, who was represented by Burlington defense attorney Jessica Burke, is now serving his sentence at Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury. Barr told the court that he was planning to move to Kentucky after he is released. Barr was facing a possible life sentence on charges of felony 1st-degree aggravated domestic assault and felony “maiming” for allegedly beating the woman with a box fan, head-butting her face, strangling her and attempting to gouge her eyes out with his fingers.
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