A Mountain View man accused of domestic violence causing great bodily injury pleaded no contest to the charge Monday on the condition that he receive no state prison time and a sentence of no more than 364 days in jail, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
Yishun Dong, 33, and his ex-girlfriend are Stanford University students in a master's program in engineering. They had dated for about a year, but had broken up about a month before the July 19 incident. That's when he went over to her Menlo Park apartment and assaulted her, hitting her six to seven times and causing an eye injury that required surgery, Wagstaffe said.
Dong initially denied the charges, but later came clean. He had pleaded not guilty in October before changing his plea to no contest Monday, Wagstaffe said.
Dong is currently out of custody on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to return to court April 21 for sentencing, Wagstaffe said.