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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. Photo 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.

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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