Domestic Assault Conviction: Duluth Defendant Receives 20-Year Sentence For 2020 Crime

1 min read

In Duluth, Gwinnett County, GA, a defendant was convicted of aggravated assault and aggravated battery following a domestic incident on April 11th, 2020. Officers responded to a call where the victim reported being physically assaulted by the defendant after an argument at their apartment. The victim recounted being tackled and having her head slammed into the floor. She also experienced an asthma attack, during which the defendant choked her and prevented her from accessing her inhaler. The defendant then locked her in the apartment but she managed to escape to her daughter’s unit and called 911.

After a two-day trial featuring emotional testimony from the victim, the defendant was found guilty. The Honorable Judge Angela Duncan sentenced the defendant to 20 years, with the first five to be served in confinement, and mandated participation in a Family Violence Intervention Program upon release.

The successful prosecution was thanks to the efforts of Lead Investigator Officer Kublas, Investigators Christina Newman and Vance Williams, and Victim Advocate Wonsiah Kermah. Assistant District Attorney Roderick Burnette, with assistance from Managing Assistant District Attorney Klaxon Wilson, handled the case.