Son sentenced for violent assault of his mother




Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Albert Crooks (DOB 09/25/80) of 11-23 St. Casimir Avenue, Yonkers, New York, was sentenced today to a determinate term of 15 years in state prison on his conviction following a jury trial on:


·         one count of Assault in the First Degree, a class “B” Violent Felony,

·         one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a class “D” Felony,


relating to a brutal attack on his 58 year old mother last year.


On September 23, 2011, at approximately 1:15 am, the defendant was arguing with his mother in her apartment located at 11-23 St. Casimir Avenue in Yonkers, New York.


The argument turned physically violent when the defendant hit his mother with his fist and a heavy glass ashtray.


The defendant then fled the scene.


Yonkers Police responded and located the victim outside a neighbor’s door.


The victim suffered serious injuries to her face and eyes including a broken eye socket which required the reconstruction of the left side of her face including a permanent titanium plate.


An investigation began and an arrest warrant was issued for the defendant.


He was apprehended on October 12, 2011 in a bodega in Yonkers.


Assistant District Attorney Jamie Fair of the Domestic Violence Bureau prosecuted the case.




Albert Crooks