Appeals court upholds domestic assault conviction

The Missouri Western District Court of Appeals recently affirmed a 25-year prison sentence against an Eldon man.

In July 2011, a Miller County jury found Eddie Alton Boyd, 53, guilty of first-degree domestic assault.

Authorities said the incident occurred in February 2010 and left Boyd’s wife with broken ribs, bruises and contusions still evident two weeks after the assault when she finally went to a hospital.

Miller County Prosecutor Matt Howard said the appellate court’s order upholding the sentence means the panel of reviewing judges unanimously agreed to deny the appeal without issuing any formal opinion.

Missouri law will require Boyd to remain incarcerated in prison without chance of parole until he at least reaches age 70.

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