A bipolar and schizophrenic off his medications will serve four to eight years in state prison after punching out two women in a Bensalem sports bar.
On Feb. 25, Nataniel Love, 31, of Philadelphia assaulted customers at the Final Score Bar & Grill on Knights Road. He pleaded guilty in Oct. to aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and simple assault charges.
Love admitted to punching one woman twice in the face. He knocked her unconscious and caused a brain hemorrhage and facial bruising. The victim said she suffered from nightmares, memory loss, anxiety and depression, migraines and post-traumatic stress disorder. She still needs help with bathing and other tasks because of lingering numbness on one side of her body.
Love hit a second woman who tried to intervene and caused minor injuries to her face.
According to reports, witnesses told police the first victim, who is married, repeatedly rebuffed Love’s advances at the bar before he assaulted her. When an employee and customer pulled him away, he struck the second woman.
The attacks were captured on surveillance video.
“I feel that I will never have forgiveness for him,” the victim told Bucks County President Judge Jeffrey Finely.
Love’s attorney, Shawn Page, explained his psychiatric disorders. Page said due to Love getting a job he lost public assistance to pay for his prescription drugs and medicated with PCP, cocaine, and alcohol.
Assistant District Attorney Kathleen Byrne expressed the communities need for safety.
“This wasn’t an undiagnosed mental health disorder,” Byrne argued. “It didn’t just come to a head one night in a bar.”
Finley imposed concurrent sentences of four to eight years for aggravated assault and one to two years for simple assault. Love must undergo mental health and drug and alcohol evaluations, take his prescribed medications, and have no contact with the victims while in prison.
The case was investigated by the Bensalem Township Police Department.