Teen gets 23 years in prison for brass knuckles assault
An 18-year-old Milwaukee man will be spending more than two decades in prison for what the judge called an “horrific spree of terror.”
Corleon Thomas was charged with robbery with use of force, first-degree reckless injury, armed robbery, and first-degree recklessly endangering safety, along with multiple counts of taking and driving a vehicle without consent.
“This is my nightmare of a story,” a tearful victim Pa Lor said in court Friday, reading from her journals on the vicious attack last July outside a south side grocery store. She released graphic photos of her face in hopes it would help find her attacker, and it did.
“I turned my head quickly to see what the commotion was, and I was greeted with two to three punches to the left side of my face,” Lor said at Thomas’ sentencing.
The teen sat in court, listening with no expression on his face as Lor told the judge how he tried to steal her purse and car.
“He was wearing brass knuckles. The first few blows to my face were very painful, and they shook me,” Lor said. “There was blood everywhere.”
She finally fought him off using pepper spray, but said the attack left permanent damage to her face and teeth.
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