Haverstraw Man Convicted of Assault

A Haverstraw man, who was arrested in 2012, was convicted by a Rockland County jury on Monday night of charges against him. In December of last year State Supreme Court Justice William Kelly sentenced 29- year- old William Lewis to face 25 years in a state prison for attacking a neighbor while attempting a robbery. According to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe, the victim was in a coma for two weeks at Westchester Medical Center and spent a month in recovery for a fractured skull, right eye socket, and two ribs after Lewis smashed the man with a guitar, stabbed him with a broken light bulb, and strangled him with a cord. Zugibe stated, “I hope the victim can find some solace in the guilty verdict and knowing the defendant will be sent to prison for many years as punishment for his actions.” With the guilty verdict Lewis will face a minimum of 25 years after turning down a deal of 12 years in exchange for a guilty plea.

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