CLEVELAND - Two brothers will serve more than two decades behind bars in a brutal attack at a Cleveland bar last July that left a woman blind.
The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office said a judge sentenced 24-year-old Fred Correa and 27-year-old Marco Correa, both of Cleveland, to 24 years in prison Thursday.
The incident happened at Charlie's Place on Lorain Avenue in Cleveland.
Investigators said the 44-year-old woman who owns the bar asked the Correas and four others to leave at closing time, but the group refused. According to prosecutors, Mario Correa slapped the woman and struck her with his fist.
An off-duty police officer saw the attack and tried to help, but he was also struck. Both were knocked to the ground and the group kicked and stomped on them, the prosecutor said.
Two other witnesses tried to help after calling 911, but were knocked unconscious and kicked while on the ground.
The Correas and their group took off when police arrived.
The woman was taken to the hospital, where doctors had to remove her eye. The three men hurt in the incident suffered multiple facial fractures and two of them required surgery. The off-duty officer suffered a broken jaw.
Besides the Correas, the others were found guilty and sentenced to house arrest and/or probation.