DAVIS (CBS13) – A Davis young adult accused of brutally beating a gay man in Davis earlier this year has pleaded no contest in the case.
Clayton Garzon, of Davis, who was 19 at the time of the attack, pleaded no contest to felony battery with serious bodily injury for beating Mikey Pardita unconscious on March 10, 2013. In exchange for the plea, Garzon will be sentenced to five years in Yolo County Jail.
Prosecutors say Partida was left in a pool of blood on his cousin’s Davis doorstep, and then Garzon pounded on the door, using homophobic slurs while bragging to Partida’s family members about what he’d done.
Garzon was originally booked into Yolo County Jail on charges of assault causing great bodily injury, committing a hate crime, assault with a deadly weapon, stalking, committing a felony while on release from custody, and inflicting bodily injury during the commission of a felony. Bail was set at $75,000, which he posted. However, his bail was later increased to $520,000 after Yolo County prosecutors convinced the judge Garzon was a threat to the community.
At the time, Garzon was already out on bail in the stabbing of four people in September, 2012.
Sentencing will take place on October 30.
Editor’s note (9/17/13): A previous version of this story stated Garzon would be sentenced to prison.