11 March, 2018
Boucher was charged after attacking the Paul in November 2017 at his Bowling Green home while the senator was mowing his lawn.
"This has been profoundly embarrassing for him, he's very much looking forward to moving on and this is the next step in achieving that", Boucher's attorney, Matt Baker, said after Friday's court appearance.
"He feels like he has the weight of the world on his shoulders", Baker said.
A judge set a June 15 sentencing date for the retired anesthesiologist, who is in his late 50s.More news: Mariners close to deal to bring Ichiro back to Seattle
Rene Boucher pleads guilty to attacking Sen.
"He is anticipating acquiring an entire determination", Baker said.
Boucher has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to Paul as restitution.
Boucher has explained that the attack was not politically motivated, but was merely over a property dispute. "He and his neighbor have had a long-standing disagreement, and it just finally boiled over. this yard issue". A close friend of Paul's said the Republican senator had gotten off his riding lawn mower to remove a limb when he was tackled from behind.
Boucher has been released on a $25,000 bond has been ordered to abstain from any contact with the senator or the Paul family.