North Side woman pleads guilty to assaulting her daughter’s elementary school teacher with a brick

By Amanda Klein | November 7, 2018

A 30-year-old North Side woman who previously admitted to police of assaulting her daughter’s elementary school teacher with a brick pleaded guilty Wednesday to the charges.

According to the criminal complaint, on Oct. 18, 2017, Daishonta Williams along with her boyfriend Vincent Beasley, 26, of Pittsburgh, who was also charged in the incident, followed the teacher, Janice Watkins as she left Pittsburgh King PreK-8 and threw a brick at Watkins while she was sitting in traffic.

Williams then pulled Watkins from her car, punched and kicked her and then fled the scene with Beasley.

Watkins suffered injuries to her face and head and also had one of her teeth knocked out.

When confronted later by police Williams admitted to her role in the assault, saying “I ain’t going to lie, I did it,” police said.

Williams’s daughter said Watkins tried to choke her and Williams became upset and said as she was leaving the school, “She is going to get it later,” according to the complaint.

Williams pleaded guilty to two charges of aggravated assault and one count each of terroristic threats and conspiracy. The remaining three charges that were originally filed against her were withdrawn.

According to online court records Beasley pleaded guilty to one charge each of aggravated assault and conspiracy.

She will be sentenced on Feb. 4, by Common Pleas Judge Randal Todd.

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