Macon – Bibb County jurors found a 49-year-old Macon man guilty of family violence-related aggravated assault and battery Thursday following a two-day trial.
Shaundra Lamonte Danielly Sr. was sentenced to 20 years, with the first 10 years to be served in prison. He was banned from contacting his former girlfriend as a special condition of probation.
Prosecutors Jason Knowles and Sandra Matson presented evidence showing:
Danielly and his former girlfriend — the mother of his then-5-year-old daughter — had ended their relationship by July 2017. He had permission to be at the woman’s Henrietta Street house on July 23, 2017, for a visit with his daughter. When asked to leave, he refused to do so until law enforcement arrived to remove him.
Danielly returned to the house the following day, on July 24, 2017. His young daughter saw him coming to the door and ran out onto the porch. The woman retrieved the girl, brought her inside and exchanged words with Danielly on the porch. When she tried to go inside the house, Danielly forced his way inside and grabbed her by the throat.
The woman testified Danielly “choke-slammed her,” causing her to briefly lose consciousness. When she awoke, the woman heard Danielly talking to their daughter.
After Danielly left, the woman called 911. A responding deputy’s body camera footage recorded the woman’s account of what happened. The deputy noted seeing scratches on the woman’s chest and redness on her neck.
Testifying during the trial, the woman said Danielly had been violent toward her many times during their 10-year relationship.
Danielly previously pled guilty to battery-family violence in Bibb County State Court on July 3, 2012, stemming from violent contact with the same woman.
Speaking after the trial, District Attorney David Cooke said, “Many times the last thing a victim feels are the hands of her killer around her neck. I’m grateful not only that this woman survived, but that a Bibb County jury returned a verdict that gave her justice. I hope this verdict and sentence helps Mr. Danielly see that our office will never tolerate acts of violence like these.”
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