Brothers sentenced in restaurant owner's beating

Published On: Jan 08 2012 03:37:04 AM EST

Two Michigan brothers who authorities say attacked the owner of a rival Italian eatery in suburban Detroit have been sentenced to two months in jail and three months house arrest.  59-year-old Giuseppe D'Anna and 47-year-old Girolamo D'Anna also must serve three years' probation.

They were sentenced Friday in Macomb County Circuit Court after pleading no contest to assault with a deadly weapon and witness intimidation.

Authorities say the Shelby Township brothers attacked Nonna's restaurant owner Pietro Ventimiglia with an aluminum baseball bat on April 28 after he expanded across the street from their Tirami Su restaurant.

Ventimiglia was hit 11 times and at least once in the head. An attorney for Ventimiglia said the sentences for the D'Anna brothers are too short.


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