boyfriend sentenced for attacking girlfriend
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Christopher Walters (DOB 10/24/85) of 217 South Waverly Place, Yonkers, New York, was sentenced today to a minimum of 11 years in state prison following a jury trial that found him guilty of:
· one count of Assault in the Second Degree, a class “D” Violent Felony,
· one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a class “D” Felony,
· one count of Aggravated Criminal Contempt, a class “D” Felony,
· three counts of Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, class “E” Felonies,
· one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class “A” Misdemeanor.
The defendant was sentenced as a second violent felony offender on the Assault in the Second Degree charge to the maximum of 7 years in state prison.
In addition, the defendant was sentenced consecutively to a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 4 years on each of the Criminal Contempt in the First Degree charges.
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The victim, who was treated for lacerations to her head and hand and a broken finger, also stated that her two year old son was present during the assault and that her boyfriend was still in her apartment.
The defendant violated an Order of Protection on that date, and also on two other occasions.
Yonkers Police responded to the victim’s address and located the defendant standing on the roof of the apartment building, threatening to jump off.
For approximately two hours Yonkers Police kept up a dialogue with the defendant as Yonkers Police ESU officers with the assistance of NYPD ESU officers took measures to safely take him into custody at approximately that same evening, arresting him.
The defendant was then taken to a local hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
Assistant District Attorney Amy Puerto, Deputy Chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau, and Assistant District Attorney Joseph Barca prosecuted the case.