An Indian nationwide from Texas has been sentenced to 56 months in jail and three years of supervised launch on the fees of kidnapping and stalking his then spouse.
Sunil Okay Akula, 32, faces deportation to India upon completion of his sentence. Final November, he pleaded responsible to the fees of kidnapping, stalking, obstruction of justice and witness tampering.
Based on federal prosecutors, on August 6, 2019, Akula travelled from his house in Texas to Agawam, Massachusetts to confront his then spouse, from whom he was residing aside.
He subsequently assaulted his spouse and compelled her to depart her residence and get right into a automotive with him, stating that he was taking her again to Texas.
Mr Akula then drove his spouse by a number of states, throughout which era he once more assaulted her, pressured her to ship a resignation e-mail to her employer, and smashed her laptop computer and threw it on the aspect of the freeway.
Federal prosecutors alleged that Akula stopped at a Knox County, Tennessee resort, the place he once more beat his spouse.
Akula later opened the door to depart the resort room and was arrested by native legislation enforcement officers.
Whereas Akula was held in custody, he made telephone calls to household in India instructing them to contact his spouse’s father to persuade her to withdraw her statements to legislation enforcement, a media launch mentioned.