West sentenced to 50 years for prison assault

Published On: Mar 13 2013 04:29:39 PM PDT
Michael West
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Michael West has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the assault of two fellow inmates at the Airway Heights Corrections Center in 2010.

West was convicted last month for the assault on Chad Bolstad and Gary Welch in Oct. 2010 which left Bolstad blinded. At the time of his conviction the jury found there were aggravating factors which led to the exceptional sentence handed down.

West is already serving a 50-year sentence for a previous murder conviction. Those two convictions will be served consecutively, not concurrently.