BRONX- District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced that a Bronx man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for beating his ex-girlfriend and strangling her, leaving searing wounds on her neck.
Clark said, “The defendant had no mercy when he strangled, beat and threatened to kill the 27-year-old victim. The attack left the victim scarred physically and emotionally yet she bravely testified in court. There were prior, unreported assaults by the defendant on the victim. I urge victims and anyone who is aware of domestic violence to please report any incidents so we can prevent the escalation of violence and save lives.”
Clark said the defendant, Dayquan Robertson, 27, was sentenced to seven years in prison and five years post-release supervision by Bronx Supreme Court Justice Martin Marcus. A full order of protection was also issued. A jury found the defendant guilty of second-degree Strangulation and second-degree Assault on October 10, 2018.
According to the investigation, on September 1, 2016, in her apartment in the Bronx, the victim, Tanisha Lambright, was sleeping when she was awakened by the defendant. He grabbed the strap of her nightgown, dug it in around her neck and strangled her with it, causing the victim to go in and out of consciousness. Robertson then punched her multiple times in her left eye and face, and used the victim’s hands to punch her own face while threatening to kill her. The defendant’s attack left the victim with large lacerations on her neck, popped blood vessels in her eye, and a swollen, bleeding lip.