KEW GARDENS — A judge in Queens Supreme Court sentenced 49-year-old Brooklyn resident Elie Granger to 25 years in prison and five years post-release supervision for stabbing a woman walking with her daughter in Long Island City, the Queens district attorney’s office said.
Granger was convicted of assault and endangering the welfare of a child last month after a three-week jury trial for his 2008 crime, the DA said.
Granger approached a 37-year-old woman walking along 22nd Street and Queens Plaza North and her 13-year-old daughter while riding a bicycle, then stabbed the older woman in the chest, the DA said. The woman was listed in critical condition when she was transported to Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan, but later recovered, the DA said.
Acting Queens Supreme Court Justice Joseph Zayas set the sentence Tuesday, the maximum allowed by law, the DA said.
“[Granger] is a danger to society and must be kept behind bars in order to protect the public and to punish him for his actions,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement.