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Couple sentenced to jail for attack on Pittsburgh teacher

February 4, 2019

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge has sentenced a woman and her boyfriend to jail in an attack on a teacher in Pittsburgh.

Thirty-year-old Daishonta Williams and 27-year-old Vincent Beasley were both ordered Monday to serve 11½ to 23 months in jail on November guilty pleas to aggravated assault and conspiracy.

Authorities say the October 2017 assault followed an incident involving Williams’ daughter at Pittsburgh Martin Luther King PreK-8. They say Williams hurled a brick, striking the teacher in the face, and Beasley grabbed her from behind and kicked her.

Both defendants apologized in court to the teacher, who said she sustained a concussion and just returned to work two weeks ago.

Williams wept and begged to be spared jail, citing her three children, but the judge said the defendants’ actions have consequences.

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