Judge sentences Rochester man to 20 years in prison for attack on ex-wife

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A Rochester man has been sentenced in the attack of his ex-wife last year.

Donkavius Howard was convicted of charges of burglary, assault, aggravated criminal contempt and resisting arrest.

Prosecutors say, last July, he broke into his ex-wife’s home on Sixth Street, violating an order of protection, and attacked her. When police responded, prosecutors say he fought with them before being arrested.

Howard will now serve 20 years in prison.

“Donkavius Howard is a violent individual who assaulted those closest to him and those responsible for protecting our community,” said Senior Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Biggers. “Rochester is a safer place with this sentence. When it comes to domestic violence, this community has said time and time again, we have had enough.” 

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