A Buffalo man with a history of domestic violence pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary, aggravated criminal contempt and two counts of aggravated family offense in connection with an attack on the mother of some of his children.
Deandre Grayson, 25, entered the plea before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges less than three months after he was sentenced in the same court to seven years in state prison for beating a different woman.
Grayson was heading to a trial again Monday when he pleaded guilty. That victim already had an order of protection because Grayson assaulted her previously. In March 2014, he kicked her door in, punched and kicked her, attempted to strangle her and hit her in the head with a lamp. He also hit a female friend of the victim who tried to intervene.
Grayson was arrested two days later, but called the victim hundreds of times from jail in an attempt to convince her not to cooperate. Failing that, he pleaded guilty as charged. He faces up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced April 4.
The District Attorney’s Office provides help for victims of domestic violence through its BE SAFE Program. Call (716) 858-4635 for counseling, referrals, advocacy services, court accompaniment and safety planning.