Defendant: William Hines (DOB 11/20/1967)

Dec. 19, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that following a jury trial before County Court Judge Anne Minihan, William Hines of Yonkers was found guilty of robbing three victims and assaulting one of them.

Specifically, the jury found Hines guilty of the following:

  • Robbery in the Second Degree, a class C violent felony
  • Assault in the Second Degree, a class D Violent Felony
  • Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a class E Felony
  • Robbery in the Third Degree, a class D felony
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree, a misdemeanor

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 21, 2020.

On three different days, William Hines robbed three victims in Yonkers and assaulted one of them. On Jan. 6, 2019, at approximately 5:40 p.m., in the area of Palisade Avenue and Walsh Road, Hines stole money from an 11-year-old boy.
On Feb. 4, 2019, at approximately 12:30 a.m., on Elm Street, Hines forcibly stole money from the victim. During the course of the robbery, he repeatedly punched the victim in the face, which required hospitalization.
In the third crime, Feb. 12, 2019, he forcibly stole money from the victim on Ashburton Avenue.

Assistant District Attorney John Astarita of the Superior Court Trial Division prosecuted the case.

In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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