Two months ago, Richard David Northey, 30, of San Bruno, was sentenced to seven years in state prison for multiple felonies related to brutally beating his girlfriend.
On Thursday, Feb. 15, he was back in court where a judge ordered him to pay $13,739.06 to the Victims Compensation and Government Claims Board.
On April 5, 2012, Northey discovered that his live-in girlfriend of six years had cheated on him with a coworker, San Mateo County District Attorney's notes show.
From 10 p.m. that night until 9 a.m. the next morning, Northey punched his girlfriend in the face, read through her emails while assaulting her, threatened to kill her and her family, squeezed her fingers with pliers and threatened to pull her fingernails off.
According to the DA's Office, he also grabbed her by the hair, slammed her head into a wall, grabbed and squeezed her throat, breasts and head, held a cigarette close to her eye and threatened to bury her in trash bags in the yard.
At 2 p.m. she left the house claiming she had to go to work. Suffering hearing and vision difficulties, she instead sought medical attention.
Northey entered a no contest plea in September. He was given credit for 293 days of time served, knocking his seven-year sentence down by nearly a year.