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Conn. man faces sentencing for assaulting ex-boss

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A former U.S. Postal Service worker is facing sentencing for assaulting the Hartford postmaster last year while asking for his job back.

Richard Covill of East Windsor is to be sentenced Friday in federal court in Bridgeport. Covill pleaded guilty in January to assaulting a federal official.

Authorities say Covill went to Hartford's main post office after he lost his job. He took a restricted elevator to the third floor, where he confronted Postmaster Judith Martin and asked to be re-hired.

Police say Martin asked Covill to leave, but he pushed her.

Martin hit her head on a desk while falling and needed stitches to close a wound on her forehead.

Covill's attorney says Covill was wrong, apologized and completed a program to address his problems.

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