Pittsfield man sentenced for assault

A Pittsfield man could spend the rest of his life in prison for an attack that seriously hurt a former girlfriend.

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68-year-old Raphael Ellison was sentenced last week to 22 and 30 years behind bars on five separate felonies.

The Berkshire County DA’s office says Ellison physically attacked and threatened a woman he previously had a romantic relationship with in November of 2020.

The woman read a victim impact statement at the sentencing.
She says she has lasting trauma and pain from the assault.