Yonkers man's ashtray assault on mom nets 15-year sentence

Albert Crooks, 32, of Yonkers, was sentenced to

Albert Crooks, 32, of Yonkers, was sentenced to 15 years in state prison for beating his mother last year. (Credit: Westchester County District Attorney)

A Yonkers man will serve 15 years in state prison after he smashed his mother with a glass ashtray during an argument, authorities said Tuesday.

Albert Crooks, 32, was sentenced after he was convicted in August of first-degree assault and one count of third-degree weapon possession, the Westchester County District Attorney's office said in a release.

Crooks beat his 58-year-old mother so badly on Sept. 23, 2011, that she suffered a broken eye socket, an injury that required major facial reconstruction and a permanent titanium plate.


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He then fled the scene and was on the loose for nearly three weeks before he was arrested on Oct. 12 in a Yonkers bodega.

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