A 31-year-old Yonkers man faces up to 25 years in prison after a jury found him guilty today of attacking brutally beating his mother nearly a year ago, the Westhchester County District Attorney’s Office announced today.
Albert Crooks, 21, of Yonkers, was convicted of first-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of weapon.
On Sept. 23, Crooks got into an argument with his 58-year-old mother at her apartment on 11-23 Casimir Avenue in Yonkers. The argument escalated with Crooks punching his mother and hitting her with an ashtray. The attack was so severe that the victim’s eye socket was broken and a titanium plate was required for the reconstruction of the left side of her face.
Yonkers police responded to the scene and found the victim after Crooks ran away.
Police issued an arrest warrant for Crooks on Sept. 28, following an investigation. Crooks was arrested on Oct. 12.
Crooks will be sentenced on Oct. 2
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Jamie Fair of the Domestic Violence Bureau.