Man sentenced in Philly hot coffee assault case

    A Philadelphia man has been sentenced to 11-1/2 to 23 months in prison for throwing scalding coffee on a doughnut shop worker, causing second-degree burns and permanent scarring to her arms.

    Fifty-four-year-old David Timbers apologized to the victim Tuesday before being sentenced for the May 2012 attack that stemmed from a dispute over his bill.

    Timbers will be released during daytime to work to pay $1,100 restitution to cashier Sokchea Luy, a Cambodian immigrant who told the court that her scars bring shame to her family.

    The judge also ordered Timbers to undergo anger-management counseling and said he may not stop taking his medications for mental illness without doctor approval.

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    The assault was captured on surveillance video.

    Timbers pleaded guilty to assault and related charges.

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