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Assailant Sentenced to 15 Years to Life in Albany Robbery Case

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

April 19, 2019



  Assailant Sentenced to 15 Years to Life in

 Albany Robbery Case 


ALBANY, NY – District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that MAHTEEK TERRY, 32, of Albany, was sentenced to 15 years to Life in State Prison, before the Honorable William A. Carter in Albany County Court this afternoon.

On February 27, 2019, TERRY was found guilty after a jury trial of (1) Count of Attempted Assault in the First Degree, a Class C Violent Felony, and (2) Counts of Robbery in the Second Degree, each Class C Violent Felonies.

After hearing witness testimony and reviewing the presented evidence at trial, the jury found that on August 4, 2018, at approximately 3:30 AM, at a convenience store on Quail Street in the City of Albany, TERRY attempted to cause serious physical injury to the victim by kicking him in the face and punching him repeatedly. When the victim became unconscious, TERRY aided another individual in forcibly stealing the victim’s wallet. The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for their injuries.

After review of TERRY’S previous felony convictions, the Court deemed TERRY a persistent violent felon at sentencing today and imposed an enhanced sentence of 15 years to Life in State Prison.

Assistant District Attorney Michael Shanley of the Major Offense Unit handled the prosecution of this case.

For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh at (518) 275-4710 or [email protected]