FARMINGTON -- Robbie Baird does not think the apology rendered by one of his attackers was genuine.
The 26-year-old Tooele man, who is mentally disabled, attended the sentencing hearing of Jose Angel Velazque Chavez, 19, in 2nd District Court on Thursday.
Judge Thomas L. Kay sentenced Chavez to serve 180 days in Davis County Jail and gave him credit for the 138 days he has served since his July 31 arrest.
Kay also ordered Chavez to serve three years' probation and to be sent back to Arizona, where he is on probation for another conviction.
"You may feel real bad about (the attack), but you don't feel half as bad or one-tenth as bad as the victim," Kay said.
Kay said Chavez should not continue using alcohol to excuse his bad decisions. Kay also warned Chavez that he may end up in prison if he does not change his lifestyle and thinking patterns.
"I want to tell the victim I'm sorry for any harm I may have caused," Chavez said before he was sentenced.
Chavez said he turns to alcohol to run away from problems, but has learned since his arrest that he has to face his problems.
Deputy Davis County Attorney Jason Nelson said, "This is personal, but Judge, I have a problem when defendants say they're sorry for any harm 'they may have caused.' There is no doubt about it -- (Chavez) caused harm."
Chavez entered a no-contest plea Nov. 3 to second-degree felony theft.
He, along with Brandon I. Begay and Corie Maloney, both 18, attacked Baird after he got off FrontRunner in Farmington at 8:45 p.m. July 31. They took his cellphone and then stole beer from a convenience store nearby before they were arrested.
Baird had traveled from his home in Tooele to Farmington to work from midnight to 6 a.m. at Lagoon, where he powerwashed the rides and cleaned the grounds.
Maloney and Begay were sentenced in November to serve 180 days in jail, plus three years' probation. They also received credit for time served in jail.
All three have been ordered to have no contact with Baird.
Baird, who is receiving counseling, quit his job at Lagoon after the attack, out of fear it could happen again.
When asked after the hearing if he thought Chavez's apology was genuine, Baird said, "I doubt it."
Baird did not speak in court, but Christine Hopkins, a case manager with Valley Mental Health spoke in court on Baird's behalf.
"It may not seem like a big incident to most people," Hopkins said of the attack.
However, Hopkins said Baird does not understand the attack was an isolated incident and worries the defendants will find him and hurt him.
Baird has not used mass transit since July and refuses to go anywhere after dark.