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Louisa man given life sentence in beating
Louisa man sentenced to life plus 40 years for his role in beating that permanently injured a man

Date published: 10/30/2012


A Louisa County man was sentenced to life plus 40 years in prison Monday for his role in a 2011 Father's Day beating that left a man permanently injured.

Chad Everett Goins, 34, of Mineral was convicted by a jury in January of aggravated malicious wounding, malicious wounding by mob, abduction by deception and conspiracy to commit malicious wounding. The trial in Louisa Circuit Court lasted three days.

According to Louisa Commonwealth's Attorney Rusty McGuire, Chad Goins asked the 46-year-old victim to go with him to the store to get some beer on June 16, 2011, which was Father's Day.

But instead of going to the store, Goins drove the car to a secluded area where two other men were waiting, McGuire said. The victim tried to run, but the three men caught up with him and "beat him severely, leaving him for dead," McGuire said.

A friend saw the beating and called 911. The victim was taken to a Charlottesville hospital, where an emergency operation was performed, but according to the victim's daughter, "he is a total different person and now has the mind of a child."

McGuire said the beating was so brutal that Judge Timothy K. Sanner ruled that the victim was legally incompetent and would not let him take the stand during the trial.

McGuire said the motive for the beating is unclear, but it may have had something to do with a false claim that the victim assaulted his girlfriend, who is Chad Goins' sister.

The judge followed the jury's recommendation that Chad Goins, a two-time convicted sex offender, be sentenced to the maximum allowed sentence of life plus 40 years in prison.

The other two men were also convicted of similar crimes.

Jason Weston McDonald, 33, who is a cousin to Goins, received 26 years in prison.

Chad Goins' nephew Sedrick Goins, who was 17 at the time but tried as an adult, will be sentenced Dec. 3.

"No one deserves a beating like that," McGuire said. "This sentence will not give the victim his quality of life back, but it ensures these predators will not prey on others."

Portsia Smith: 540/374-5419
Email: psmith@fredericksburg.com