Flint man faces prison in exotic dancer's beating

A 21-year-old Flint man faces prison time after pleading no contest to beating an exotic dancer in the head with a hammer.

Authorities say after smoking marijuana together on Oct. 22, 2006, Austin M. Schmidt told Abbie VanAmburg to close her eyes so he could give her a Sweetest Day gift. They say he then repeatedly struck the 23-year-old with both ends of a hammer.

The Flint Journal says VanAmburg sustained more than 30 blows, requiring 25 staples in her head and 50 stitches on her face and arm. She says it took about 30 stitches to reattach her left ear, which was nearly severed.

Schmidt made the plea Tuesday. He faces sentencing Dec. 4 in Genesee Circuit Court.


Anonymous said...

why did he attack her