The defendant was charged with a slew of crimes including First Degree Murder with use of a deadly weapon. He was facing life in prison without the possibility of parole. A deal was reached which could result in his release after serving only eight years in prison.
Defendant charged with a felony battery constituting domestic violence - strangulation, victim 60 years of age or older and battery constituting domestic violence. As a result of Ms. Connolly's advocacy, charges were reduced to a simple battery.