Schenectady man convicted of brutal assault on mother of two of his children

SCHENECTADY – A Schenectady man has been found guilty of assaulting the mother of two of his children while she was holding their 4-month-old son in her arms.

Jahaad Ubrich, 26, was convicted by a Schenectady County jury on Wednesday of two felony counts of burglary and misdemeanor counts of assault and endangering the welfare of a child following a one-week trial.

Police said he coaxed a homeless person to knock on the back door of the woman’s apartment asking for redeemable cans. After the victim opened the door, Ubrich burst into the apartment and began punched victim in the face while she was holding the child, according to a news release from the Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office.

Ulbrich then beat the woman for about 10 minutes until Schenectady Police Department arrived and then fled out the back door of the apartment. Police found Ubrich in the immediate vicinity of the victim’s apartment. Once he was confronted by police officers, he fled. Ubrich was caught in a backyard a short distance from the woman’s apartment.

The victim was treated by members of the Schenectady Fire Department, providers at Ellis Hospital, and at WellNow Urgent Care. She had a broken nose and cuts to her head and arm.

Ulbrich has a lengthy criminal history including convictions on felonies of attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, two separate burglaries, and criminal possession of a weapon.

Ubrich faces a minimum of 8 years to a maximum of 25 years in state prison when sentenced on Nov. 8.

“The victim in this case endured abuse during the entirety of their relationship. We thank her for steadfastly working with us to expose the defendant’s conduct, earning him a prison sentence which will appropriately reflect the abuse he inflicted upon her as well as the criminal history he has already accumulated at a fairly young age,” said Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney in a news release.