Man charged with pile-driving neighbor

July 23, 2009 The assault happened in May. Police say Victor Velasco and a neighbor got into a shouting match when he picked her up in the air and drove her into the ground head first.

At the time, the victim was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries. It later turned out that the injuries were more serious, and she suffered severe spinal cord injuries.

Velasco is scheduled to appear in bond court Thusrday.

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