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Five-year sentence for man who attacked 'Stargate Atlantis' actor Jason Momoa

A man who struck one of the stars of the TV show "Stargate Atlantis” in the face with a beer glass -- and left the actor needing 140 stitches -- pleaded no contest to assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to five years in state prison.

In addition, Dominic Bando admitted an allegation of great bodily injury to actor Jason Momoa, according to Deputy Dist. Atty. Guillermo Santiso.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Judith Champagne sentenced Bardo to a five-year state prison term and ordered a restitution hearing, set for next month. 

On Nov. 15, 2008, Bando got into a verbal altercation with Momoa at the Bird Cafe in Los Angeles. Prosecutors say Bando then struck Momoa in the face with a pint beer glass, which shattered.

Momoa needed 140 stitches during reconstructive surgery.

-- Richard Winton

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Dude should have gotten more than five years, and dude should cover Momoa's medical bills too.

It's crazy someone would get five years for a minor scuffle. It's not like it was a keg of beer. Give me a break. It's not like this guy was a star on Star Trek.

Five years isn't enough. Restitution hearing should see to it that the attacker pays for the rest of his natural life. The victim will never be the same, and his face is his bread and butter.

He got off easy. Five years is nothing for causing someone such a massive injury. Hitting someone with a glass is like stabbing them in the face. It's among the worst acts of violence you can commit.

Anyone who says it was "just a scuffle" is out of their mind. The guy should serve every single day of those five years and go back for more.

I am just glad Big Daddy (Jason) is okay. :-) It could have been a lot worse than 140 stitches -- he could have lost an eye or suffered worse damage. I had a minor heart attack when I heard his beautiful face had been struck. Must have been sheer jealousy, of course. He looks better than anybody who has ever been or ever WILL associated with Star Trek . . .As a model/actor that IS his livelihood, so restitution should be paid by the attacker -- as well as serving jail time. There is something particularly malicious about trying to permanently maim someone in the face (regardless of however they make their living).

Grieveous Bodily Harm should be a 15 year stretch at least! Those scars don't magically get better. Too bad they can't feed this criminal to a wraith every day of his sentence.

Dude, that sucks. Some guy thought he was a badass, now he has to sit in jail. I agree, they should feed him to a wraith everyday. Better yet, feed him to an iratus bug, then let him starve. =P

Can't wait to see what Jason looks like in the new movie!

It's crazy My friend would get five years for a minor scuffle.


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