Judge issues 10-year sentence for strangulation attack
A judge issued a 10-year sentence for a 45-year-old Alvin Wassillie, who was convicted for strangling a woman in August of 2016.
The charges were Assault in the Second Degree and Assault in the Fourth Degree.
The incident occurred near 15th and Ingra Streets, where evidence showed that Wassillie took the woman into the woods and strangled her. The woman escaped, losing several items of clothing and her cell phone in the process, but reached a gas station where she called for help.
Wassillie was apprehended by police shortly thereafter and has been in custody since then.
The sentence could have been a lot more serious, but Wasillie was acquitted of charges of sexual assault in March. Still, the prosecuting attorney asked for the maximum allowable sentence in the Second Degree conviction due to Wassillie’s 37 prior criminal convictions.