Recent Verdict

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July 7, 2011: Commonwealth v. William Berrioz:  23 year old William Berrioz  was sentenced to 18 to 36 years in prison by the Honorable Harold M. Kane today for the January attack of  a 65 year old man.  Berrioz pleaded guilty in April to Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery charges for the January 6, 2011 stabbing of 65 year old Ben Davis.  Mr. Davis had taken his wife to get her hair done at the Mellon Independence Center on Market Street when he was assaulted by the defendant.  Mr. Davis was attacked by the defendant in a restroom in the building and stabbed six times; fortunately he survived his injuries including a collapsed lung.  ADA Ben Baer successfully prosecuted this case.


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