A teen suspected in a home invasion that injured an elderly woman in Watertown in October has been sentenced to spend three-and-a-half years in prison in New York after being convicted on burglary charges there.
The 17-year-old's name has not released because he is a juvenile, but police said he will be brought to Connecticut to face charges here when he is released.
The home invasion happened on Oct. 16 at Alma York’s Sunnyside Avenue home in Watertown, according to police.
The 87-year-old was assaulted and robbed. An earring was torn from her ear and she required plastic surgery because of it.
York told police that she answered the door at her ranch-style home and someone asked to rake her leaves.
She declined, saying she didn’t need it.
Then he asked to use her cell phone, and that’s when she was attacked, York said.
The other teenage suspect in the home invasion, Divontaye Canady, 15, will be tried as an adult.
Canady has been charged with second-degree assault, larceny, kidnapping with a firearm and credit card theft, as well as additional charges.
His mother was by his side as his public defender entered a not guilty plea. The family declined to comment outside the courthouse.