Man filmed assaulting wife by throwing glass bottles at her head
A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for beating and stomping on his wife and throwing glass bottles at her in a brutal attack filmed at a smokehouse in Suffolk County, Long Island.
The accused, identified as Almalik Keller, 43, a resident of Wyandanch, was convicted of first-degree assault and was sentenced to 25 years behind bars on Monday, August 22, after he allegedly gave punched, kicked and threw glass bottles at his wife’s head, before slamming a car door on her leg outside a smoking room in Wyandanch on September 17, 2021, the New York Post reported.
The entire assault was captured by the store’s CCTV surveillance cameras. In footage obtained by authorities, Keller can be seen brutally assaulting his wife and throwing glass bottles and cans at her head. When bystanders who witnessed the attack helped the woman into the rear driver’s side of her vehicle, Keller, who was in the driver’s seat, got out of the vehicle and slammed the door on her leg. We can then see him leaving with her in the car.
The victim reportedly suffered a broken leg, a black eye and two scalp lacerations in the attack. In addition to those injuries, she also had to undergo two surgeries to install two permanent steel plates on both sides of her left leg, the Nassau Daily Voice reported.
Following the incident, Suffolk County Police officers tracked down and located Keller the same day. When authorities located Keller, his wife was reportedly found in the back seat of his car covered in blood and screaming.
Keller allegedly fought with police officers and tried to flee on foot. However, he was eventually subdued with a taser and arrested.
“I hope today’s sentencing gives the victim a sense of closure and security knowing that the defendant can no longer harm them or anyone else.” said District Attorney Raymond Tierney.
In addition to first-degree assault, Keller also received concurrent sentences for second-degree assault, aggravated criminal contempt, and resisting arrest.
Keller was also sentenced to 20 years of post-release supervision after serving 25 years in prison and ordered to stay away from the victim.