Thanks to Assistant District Attorney Angela Brennan of the DAO’s Homicide and Non-Fatal Shootings Unit for helping secure justice in a case involving a defendant accused of assaulting a paramour and carjacking the woman’s car with her infant in the backseat on the evening of January 20, 2023 on the 3500 block of 17th Street. The defendant and victim started arguing with each other on the street before the defendant started punching, kicking and ripping a large portion of the victim’s hair out. The victim managed to flee to a nearby store where she was able to call for help. The defendant proceeded to enter the victim’s car and speed off with the victims newborn baby still in the vehicle. 39th District Police Officers eventually located the vehicle and the baby, unattended but otherwise unharmed in the vicinity of where the altercation occurred. The defendant was found guilty of Robbery of a Motor Vehicle (F1), Robbery (F2), Theft by Unlawful Taking (F3), Simple Assault (M2), and related offenses after a waiver trial before the Hon. Lucretia Clemons on November 16, 2023. He is scheduled for sentencing on January 26, 2024.