Former Jazz player sentenced to 3 years in prison
Former Jazz swingman and 2004 first-round draft choice Kirk Snyder was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison by an Ohio judge for breaking into a neighbor's home, assaulting a sleeping man and shoving the man's wife, the Associated Press reported.
Snyder — who played for four NBA teams over four seasons, including New Orleans, Houston and Minnesota — also was ordered to pay the victims $5,500 in restitution, plus prosecution costs.
The University of Nevada product made no statement at sentencing, AP reported.
Snyder, 26, was convicted in April of aggravated burglary, felonious assault and assault as a result of the March 2009 break-in near in Cincinnati.
He had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity but was later found competent to stand trial, according to AP.
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LEBANON, Ohio — An Ohio judge has sentenced former NBA player Kirk Snyder to three years in prison for breaking into his neighbors' home and attacking them.
Warren County Judge Neal Bronson sentenced Snyder, 26, on Wednesday and ordered him to pay $5,550 in restitution.
Snyder made no comment. His attorney argued for probation.
A jury convicted Snyder in April of aggravated burglary, felonious assault and assault in the March 2009 break-in in Deerfield Township north of Cincinnati. Snyder had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity but was later found competent to stand trial.
The former University of Nevada star was the 16th player selected in the 2004 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz. He played for four NBA teams and a professional league in China.
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