posted on June 24, 2014 17:18
Just as his trial was set to begin, Craig Lawson enters a guilty plea.
The Ontario, Canada man pleaded guilty to a single assault charge in County Court. Jury selection was slated to begin today.
Lawson was prosecuted for causing a serious head injury to an Alden native last summer at a Darien Lake concert.
Deputies said Lawson hurled a single punch that left Jason McNeil in a coma for weeks and under intensive medical care.
Under the agreement, Lawson’s sentence is capped at one year in the county jail.
Lawson will be formally sentenced in August.