Hamilton convicted of assault on fellow inmate in Saratoga County Jail
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – A man has been convicted of felony
assault for beating up a fellow inmate while in jail, pending felony drug sale
Saratoga County District Attorney James Murphy III has
announced that Royal Hamilton, 32, was found guilty of Assault in the 2nd
Degree after a weeklong jury trial.
Hamilton physically injured another person while they were
both inmates in the Saratoga County Jail.
The incident took place on October 9, 2012. The victim of
the assault was serving 6 months for a felony DWI conviction. The District Attorney says that while the
victim was in jail he worked as an uncompensated kitchen aid 70 hours a week. While he helped civilian cooks serve lunch by
passing out bowls of condiments in Hamilton's housing unit, the victim was "sucker-punched"
in the mouth by Hamilton.
The victim was struck a second time by Hamilton, in the back
of his head.
The victim suffered a fractured nose, bruises and
lacerations. He continued to suffer from
Six witnesses were called to the stand during the week-long
trial, including Sheriff's personnel. Hamilton
also took the stand and stated that his attack was "justified" because the
victim tampered with his food.
The DA's Office says there is no proof that supports this
statement, including video recording from the incident.
The jury deliberated for 10 hours before reaching the guilty
Hamilton has 11 arrests on his criminal record. He now faces up to 15 years on the previous
drug charges and a robbery that took place in Brooklyn. He also faces up to 7 years in prison for the
assault. Hamilton's sentencing is scheduled
for November 8.
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