Judge accepts misdemeanor plea deal in Tumpkin assault case

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A judge has accepted a proposed misdemeanor plea deal in the domestic violence case involving former Colorado assistant football coach Joe Tumpkin.

Tumpkin was charged with five counts of second-degree assault and three counts of third-degree assault involving his ex-girlfriend, Pamela Fine. But prosecutors have offered him a deal in which Tumpkin would plead guilty to one count of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor.

Fine objected to the plea deal, which doesn’t include any sentencing stipulations.

The Daily Camera reports that Judge Michael Goodbee concluded Friday that the plea agreement was “reasonable,” noting that Tumpkin had no prior convictions.

Tumpkin’s attorneys declined to comment. Fine issued a statement Tuesday saying she’s hopeful evidence she will present to the court will be taken into account during sentencing.