ST. GEORGE — A jury has convicted a man for a brutal attack at the Staten Island Ferry Bus Terminal last year that left the victim with his jaw wired shut for several months, prosecutors said.
Jeffrey Beard, 20, was convicted after a week-long trial for mugging a 45-year-old man who was resting on a bench at the terminal, District Attorney Michael McMahon said.
"The victim in this case was viciously robbed and left broken, bloodied, and crawling in the street for help," McMahon said. "With this jury trial conviction, Mr. Beard has been proven to be an active participant in this crime and, now, he will be held accountable for his actions."
On Aug. 12, 2015, the victim was resting on a bench at 3:20 a.m. outside the terminal when Beard and two unapprehended suspects approached him, prosecutors said.
Beard punched the victim in the face while the male suspect took the his wallet, cash and cellphone, prosecutors. A female suspect kicked the victim in the head during the robbery, prosecutors said.
The victim had three teeth knocked out during the robbery and had his jaw broken, forcing him to get it wired shut for several months, prosecutors said.
The victim had three teeth knocked out and his jaw broken from the robbery, prosecutors said.
The victim's cellphone was thrown to the floor and broken during the mugging, prosecutors said.
Beard faces between three-and-a-half to 15 years in jail for the conviction and is scheduled to be sentenced on April 15, the Staten Island District Attorney's office said.