A woman was convicted of robbery by intimidation for forcing a sickly woman to give her money in a case tried this week in Hall County Superior Court.
Assistant District Attorney Juliet Aldridge said Chinwendu Ezebuiro, 25, answered an ad on the Internet posted by a 65-year-old woman who needed help at home. Ezebuiro interviewed for the job on Jan. 8, 2009, and after running errands with the woman, became upset when she wasn’t allowed to stay the night at her home.
Ezebuiro demanded money from the victim, grabbing her by the arm and leaving bruising, Aldridge said. She stole $500 in cash and $300 in money orders before leaving.
During the four-day trial, a jury heard the 911 call made by the victim during the robbery as well as testimony from the victim and two store clerks who saw Ezebuiro with the victim that day.
Ezebuiro was convicted of robbery and acquitted of battery. She was sentenced by Judge Kathlene Gosselin to eight years, with one year to serve in custody and the remainder on probation.