The following press release has been received from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office:
Man Found Guilty of Felony Domestic Battery
Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that a McHenry County jury found Michael S. Braun guilty of the felony offense of Domestic Battery on February 18, 2010 following a three day trial.
The Defendant was charged with physically assaulting his girlfriend by grabbing her around the neck and throwing her over an office chair.
Following the guilty verdict, Judge Joseph Joseph Condon revoked the Defendant’s bond until the future sentencing date of April 1, 2010.
Due to a prior domestic battery conviction, Defendant faces a sentence of probation or one to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Defendant faces an additional charge of Harassment of a Witness stemming from an April 2008 arrest–that charge is currently pending.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Sharyl Eisenstein and Kirk Chrzanowski.
This case further highlights Louis Bianchi’s aggressive stance against domestic violence.