Jury Verdict – Not Guilty
Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C. represented a South County woman on charges of assault in the second degree and armed criminal action. The prosecutor alleged that our client, a 51 year-old woman, hit her 73 year-old neighbor with a metal pipe in the head causing serious injuries after a verbal argument ensued. The alleged victim maintained she never touched our client. We rejected a plea deal of 5 years in prison and requested a jury trial. After a three day trial, the jury found our client NOT GUILTY of assault in the second degree and NOT GUILTY of armed criminal action and found her guilty of a lesser included offense of misdemeanor assault in the third degree. Ultimately, our client was sentenced to 2 years SIS probation. If she successfully completes probation, she will not have a conviction on her record.