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Man sentenced to five years in prison for Lisle attack

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A Whitney Point man learned his fate in the Broome County Courthouse early Friday for brutally attacking a man in the doorway of his Lisle home.

Thomas Sessions, 26, was sentenced to the following:

  • Five years in prison
  • Five years post release supervision
  • 13 years order protection

Court officials say Sessions accepted a plea deal in March for attempted assault.  State police say in March 2018,  Sessions knocked on the victim’s door in Lisle and claimed that his car had broke down.  When the victim turned their back, police say Sessions struck them in the head then fled the scene.

Sessions was later sent to Broome County Jail after being found in Arizona.

The sentencing was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but Judge Cawley adjourned the sentencing to a later date.

Crime Victim’s Assistance Center read an impact statement, which read that the victim and the victim’s wife were awoken in the middle of the night at their Lisle home to Sessions at the door, claiming his car had broken down.

A statement sent to 12 News was confirmed by the Crime Victims Assistance Center to be the one that had been read in court.

It described how the victim was stabbed in the neck and head, and was choking on his own blood. It says the attack left the victim with paralysis of the jaw. It also added that his wife’s ethnic background played a role in the attack.

The statement asks for either a new trial for Sessions or a plea with a more harsh sentence.

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Matthew Benninger

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