Lane said Hughes insulted and shocked her, and after running late for work and forgetting her backpack, “I couldn’t take anymore,” she said at her plea.
After lashing out verbally, she moved closer to the driver’s seat. Witnesses and Hughes’ and Lane’s statements to police differ on whether she then touched and spit on him, but she did pay the fare before Hughes punched her.
She no longer rides RTA. A friend drives her to work.
At his sentencing, Hughes’ attorney, Michael Maloney, admitted Hughes overreacted, but said Hughes’ actions were not a knee-jerk reaction to a few words but after a lengthy exchange.
Maloney said Hughes never had an issue with anger management in the past, and he was never in trouble. Hughes has since begun taking anger-management courses.
Lane no longer uses the bus. A friend drives her to work.
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