Southampton musician's attacker gets 8 years

Jalaluddin Khojandi, 26, pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted Jalaluddin Khojandi, 26, pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted assault, District Attorney Thomas Spota said. Khojandi was sentenced to 8 years on Oct. 17, 2012. (July 31, 2011) Photo Credit: NCDA

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A Hicksville man who beat a Southampton musician with a crowbar was sentenced Wednesday to 8 years in prison, Suffolk County prosecutors said.

Jalaluddin Khojandi, 26, pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted assault, District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

In addition to serving time at an upstate correctional facility, Khojandi will serve 5 years' post-release supervision; a permanent order of protection also was issued for the victim, Spota's office said in a news release.

Prosecutors said Khojandi attacked Michael Hargreaves, 40, on July 31, 2011, after Hargreaves performed at a tavern in Bayport. Khojandi was angry because a woman with whom he had a relationship had attended the performance, according to the news release.

Hargreaves had a skull fracture and head cuts, authorities said.

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