Home Invasion Attempted Murder Verdict Handed Down
A non-jury trial in the near fatal beating of a woman in her Town of Barker home is over with the primary suspect destined spend to up to life in prison.
According to court documents, Broome County Judge Joseph Cawley has found 26 year old Timothy Ellis guilty of attempted murder, assault and burglary in the home invasion attack on the woman in September of 2010 in which the victim was severely beaten, left for dead and suffering permanent disability.
The woman was found lying on the floor by family members the next day. Investigators said she had been beaten numerous times about the head with a wrench as Ellis and accomplices, Shawn Bryant and Dustin Buckley stole guns and money from the home.
The victim has suffered permanent vision loss in one eye as well as a loss of hearing and taste.