North Adams man acquitted of assault charges

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PITTSFIELD — A North Adams man accused of assaulting a woman several times has been acquitted on all charges.

Scott Kennedy, 31, was found not guilty on Monday on charges of assault and battery on a pregnant person, assault and battery on a family or household member, assault and battery and assault by means of a dangerous weapon (car).

After four days of testimony in Berkshire Superior Court beginning Jan. 5, jurors deliberated for about three hours Monday morning before delivering their verdict, according to Kennedy's attorney, Robert Sullivan.

Prosectors said Kennedy had engaged in a pattern of assaultive behavior against the same woman in incidents in April 2014 and March and September 2015.

In his opening statement, Sullivan said the allegations against Kennedy were false and were made in an effort to exert control over the relationship between the two.

The case was heard in Berkshire Superior Court before Judge John Agostini.

The investigations were conducted by members of the North Adams Police Department and state troopers assigned to the Cheshire barracks.

Contact Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249.


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