Albion man gets 4 years in prison for brutal beating

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 October 2013 at 12:00 am

ALBION – An Albion man who went to a home late on night on Feb. 1 and brutally beat up a 59-year-old resident, causing severe injuries, was sentenced to four years in state prison on Monday.

Domingo E. Candelaria, 22, of 175 North Main St., was sentenced to four years in state prison and three years of post supervision. That was the maximum sentence possible as part of a plea deal in August.

Candelaria pleaded guilty to second-degree assault. Candelaria said he was heavily intoxicated when he “overreacted” on Feb. 1. He went to the victim’s home at 2 a.m. He was looking for the man’s son. Candelaria said the man’s father, Ronald Hubbard, answered the door.

Candelaria then punched him many times, including several blows when Hubbard was already down.

“You beat the heck out of this guy,” County Court Judge James Punch said during the sentencing. “He was doing nothing to deserve the beating you gave him.”

Hubbard was in the hospital for three weeks and has mild brain damage from the incident, District Attorney Joe Cardone said. Hubbard also continues to be plagued by headaches and is lethargic, Cardone said.

Candelaria and the man’s son had a dispute over a woman, police have said.