On February 1, 2013, the suspect met his ex-girlfriend and offered to give her a ride to work. While the two of them were driving through Morris County, they got into an argument. When the victim tried to get out of the car, the suspect grabbed a gun and pistol-whipped her.
The victim suffered significant injuries to the back of the head as a result of the attack. The suspect also allegedly fired the handgun twice during the incident, but none of the bullets struck the victim.
The suspect took the victim to Morristown Medical Center in Morristown NJ, where she got medical treatment. The suspect drove away before police or hospital officials could question him.
Police later tracked the suspect down at his Livingston home. After a six-hour standoff with police, the suspect was arrested. He was subsequently charged with multiple crimes, including attempted murder.
Morris County NJ prosecutors eventually offered the suspect a plea deal. In exchange for the suspect pleading guilty to charges of unlawful possession of a weapon and aggravated assault, prosecutors agreed to drop the more serious charges.
The suspect recently made an appearance in Morris County Superior Court, located in Morristown, so that he could be sentenced. The suspect was sentenced to a term of incarceration of seven years in NJ State Prison. Additionally, the judge ordered that the suspect be held without parole for a period of at least three years.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Who Pistol-Whipped Ex-Girlfriend Sentenced to 7 Years.”