CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI (WTAQ) - A state prisoner is having six more years added to his sentence, for attacking two correctional officers who were searching his cell for stolen kitchen items.
56-year-old Paul Golden was convicted, after he seriously injured guards Tom Cicha and Carrie Seichter in April of 2012 at the Stanley Prison in Chippewa County.
Cicha is back at work after suffering a concussion. Seichter had a concussion and a broken nose. She left her job, and she still has post-traumatic stress disorder after getting both physical and speech therapy.
Golden has 13 convictions, including a sexual assault from 2006. He fired several attorneys in the case of his attack on the prison guards.
At one point, Golden claimed self defense -- but he later allowed his trial to proceed in his absence. He was convicted quickly, and he also skipped out on his sentencing -- where Judge Roderick Cameron approved the guards' request for the maximum sentence.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)