A man who admitted to beating his parents with a baseball bat, prompting one to need facial reconstructive surgery and lose an eye, received a total of 10 years in state prison Friday, the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office said.
Brandon Fisher, 21, of Galway, pleaded guilty in July to one count each of first-degree assault and second-degree assault, felonies.
Fisher admitted to assaulting his parents, Gregory and Audrey Fisher, the evening of Feb. 15, 2015 in their rural Galway home. He then fled in his mother’s car.
Police later arrested Fisher near Buffalo, using social media to help track him. He also made apparently incriminating statements on his Facebook page.
Fisher pleaded guilty days before his trial was set to begin.
Fisher’s mother suffered significant trauma to her head and face. His father suffered injuries that resulted in reconstructive surgery and loss of his left eye, prosecutors said.
Audrey Fisher, 58, is a nature photographer who operates Living Water Photography. The company’s website describes her husband, 51, as president and founder of a computer systems development and management company, as well as a photographer. Brandon Fisher was also credited as one of the company’s nature photographers, having taken photos in Alaska and elsewhere.
Some statements that appeared incriminating were posted on his Facebook page following the incident.
One, posted shortly after the beatings, read “Good bye my rs friends, real life just threw a curve ball. Dunno if i’ll ever be online again. dont bother asking what happened.”
On a different Facebook page, Fisher appears to have written: “sometimes good people do bad things. sometimes people are pushed past their breaking point. just remember this: there’s always two sides, and things aren’t what they seem.”
Fisher also pleaded guilty to a jailhouse assault on a fellow inmate. Fisher admitted to kicking the inmate, injuring his mouth and jaw. For that assault he received three years in prison to run at the same time as the other sentences.