Brooklyn creep gets 20 years for brutal plexiglass attack on transgender woman

from New York Daily News – January 14, 2016

Mashawn Sonds, 26, (in gray sweater)

Mashawn Sonds, 26, (in gray sweater) claimed that he knew a juror in his trial. (BYRON SMITH/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Before a Brooklyn man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for seriously injuring a transgender woman, he made a last ditch effort to throw out the verdict by revealing he knew a juror.

Mashawn Sonds was quickly found guilty by a jury last month for swinging a two-by-four piece of plexiglass at Kimball “Kimy” Hartman’s head in October 2014 after his co-defendant Tyquan Eversley verbally and physically assaulted her with anti-gay slurs.

Sonds faced up to 25 years in prison for first-degree assault as a hate crime charge, but Assistant District Attorney Marc Fliedner recommended for Justice Danny Chun to sentence Sonds to 20 years.

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