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Defendant: Shawn Weaver (DOB 07/15/84)

July 9, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Shawn Weaver was sentenced today after being found guilty by a Westchester County Jury for assaulting and robbing another Yonkers man. Westchester County Court Judge Susan Cacace presided. The trial took place in March this year.

Specifically, Weaver was sentenced to the following:

  • Assault in the First Degree, a class B violent felony – 15 years in state prison plus five years post-release supervision (prs)
  • Robbery in the First Degree, a class B violent felony – 15 years in state prison plus five  years prs
  • Two counts Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, class D felonies – 3.5 to seven years in state prison for each count.

He was also sentenced to one year in jail on an unrelated DWI charge. All terms will run concurrently (at the same time).

Background
The incident took place March 16, 2018, inside a Yonkers apartment where both the victim and his girlfriend lived and where her adult son would sometimes stay. At approximately 11:20 p.m., the victim, a man in his sixties, was counting the money from his pockets before preparing for bed. His girlfriend was already sleeping.

The defendant, Shawn Weaver, the girlfriend’s 33-year-old son, approached the victim and accused him of hitting or pushing his mother. The victim denied the allegation and Weaver began to beat him, first with a piece of wood from a broken piece of furniture, then with a clothing iron.

Weaver struck the victim in his side with the wood, sending him to the floor. He then punched and stomped the victim and hit him in the left eye area multiple times, including with the iron.

During the beating, Weaver stole approximately $350 from the victim’s hand. 

When Police Officers arrived, they found the victim on the ground unconscious but breathing. Weaver had fled the scene. The victim was taken to Jacobi Medical Center where doctors operated on his injured eye. He needed an additional surgery later to correct other issues with his sight. Yonkers Police arrested Weaver a few weeks after the incident.

Assistant District Attorneys Craig Ascher of the Superior Court Trial Division, Michelle Calvi of the Grand Jury Bureau, and Maria Wager, Chief of the Motions Bureau, prosecuted the case.

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Shawn Weaver

 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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