Nanny cam leads police to suspect after capturing violent break-in, attack on woman

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NEW YORK – A man will spend the rest of his life in prison after he was caught on a home security system beating a woman during a home break-in.

In 2013, prosecutors say Shawn Custis pushed his way into a New Jersey home where a mother and her 3-year-old daughter were watching television.

The woman’s nanny cam captured Custis punching, kicking and even throwing the woman down a flight of stairs.

According to WNBC, Custis was arrested after several women called police when they recognized him from the video.

Custis’ attorney argued that he was framed by racist cops, but prosecutors also presented DNA evidence that linked Custis to the crime scene.

A jury convicted Custis of aggravated assault, child endangerment, burglary, criminal restraint and theft.

He was just sentenced to a 75-year prison sentence, meaning he will have to serve at least 63 years before he is eligible for parole.

WNBC says the harsh punishment is in part due to his criminal history.


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