Sentencing day for St. Senator Monserrate

December 3, 2009 9:41:31 PM PST
New York State Senator Hiram Monserrate will be sentenced on Friday for assaulting his girlfriend. The Democrat from Queens faces up to a year in prison for misdemeanor assault.

He was convicted in October for recklessly injuring his girlfriend as he dragged her out of his apartment in Jackson Heights last December. The incident was caught on tape.

Monserrate was acquitted of felony assault for allegedly slashing her face.