Pittsfield Man Not Guilty On Serious Charges
A Pittsfield man accused of beating, raping and strangling a female acquaintance has been acquitted of the most serious charges in the case.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that 24-year-old Albert Kolodziej was convicted in Berkshire Superior Court on Tuesday of two motor vehicle-related charges in the April 2016 incident, according to court documents.
He was sentenced to six months in jail, but was given credit for time served while awaiting trial. He was released Tuesday, after the verdict.
After four days of testimony, the jury Tuesday found Kolodziej not guilty of seven other charges, including two counts of rape and single counts of attempt to commit murder and suffocation/strangulation. The commonwealth declined to prosecute Kolodziej on two other charges.