Friday, March 7, 2014
FARMINGTON -- A Wilton man has been convicted of punching his neighbor in the face because he was annoyed by the victim's car horn beeping.
Dean Martin Jr. was convicted Wednesday in Franklin County Superior Court of felony assault for the October attack on Hutch McPheters.
The men lived across the street from each other.
According to testimony, Martin became angry because every morning when McPheters left his home, he gave his car horn three quick beeps as a way to say goodbye to his family.
Prosecutors said one morning Martin threatened McPheters, and McPheters replied with a sarcastic comment about Martin only hitting women.
Martin is being held pending sentencing next week.