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Plea entered in Schenectady assault case

Plea entered in Schenectady assault case

Authorities: Man put rifle to woman's head, pulled trigger
Plea entered in Schenectady assault case
Sprott

SCHENECTADY -- A man accused of putting a rifle to a woman's head and pulling the trigger last year pleaded guilty to weapons and assault counts Tuesday, according to the Schenectady County District Attorney's Office.

The gun did not fire, and the man then beat the woman with the gun, breaking her jaw, police said.

Elijah Sprott, 19, of Emmett Street, will be sentenced to 10 years in prison in October, as part of the plea deal.

He is also to receive a consecutive two to six years in connection with an unrelated burglary case, for a total of 12 to 16 years, prosecutors said.

Sprott had faced an attempted murder charge in the gun case. Trial had been set for next month, prosecutor John Carson said.

Sprott admitted to possessing a Romark-Romarm SARI AK-47-type rifle on Sept. 11, 2016, and then hitting the woman with it.

He is to be sentenced in October.

Sprott's mother, Amanda Deluccie, was also arrested in the aftermath of the incident. Deluccie, 37, of Schenectady, is accused of testifying before the grand jury Feb. 16 and saying she did not see Sprott hit the woman with the gun. Her perjury case is pending.

 

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