Former Garfield Heights star collapses at sentencing
Former Garfield Heights star Tony Farmer sentenced to prison
GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) -
Former Garfield Heights High School basketball star Tony Farmer was sentenced to three years in prison for kidnapping, felonious assault and other charges.
Farmer collapsed in court when he heard the punishment.
He pleaded guilty in last month to kidnapping, felonious assault, robbery and intimidating a victim stemming from an altercation last April with a former girlfriend. The incident was caught on video and showed him kicking Andrea Lane in the head. Lane told Farmer she didn't want to reconcile their relationship.
Farmer was hoping for probation so he could have a chance at a basketball scholarship.
Farmer, who would have been a senior this year, was one of the top 100 high school basketball players in the nation for the Bulldogs.
The judge in the case, Pamela Barker, said she would review the case after 180 days.