MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee County judge sentenced 33-year-old Kezia Perkins on Friday, December 4th to one year of confinement and two years of extended supervision.
Perkins is the woman who was found guilty of aggravated battery in September for a “chest-butting” incident involving an elderly woman at a Greenfield Walmart in March. The fight was over a handicap parking spot. This entire incident was captured by surveillance cameras at Walmart.
According to the criminal complaint filed in this case, the 71-year-old victim in this case, Janis Gotz, pulled into a handicap parking spot at the Walmart store near Highway 100 and Layton Ave. After pulling into the spot, Gotz was approached by Perkins who “began screaming…through the car windows.” The 71-year-old woman was “afraid and waited till the woman was away from the car to exit the car and attempt to walk to the front doors of Walmart.” Moments later, the complaint indicates Perkins ran up to the Gotz and “slammed her body into her, knocking (the victim) to the pavement.” As a result of being knocked to the pavement, the complaint says Gotz suffered a fractured femur and had to have surgery on her hip.
In court Friday, Perkins apologized to Gotz. Perkins said she was embarrassed by what she did and was not herself that day. It was revealed, at the time, Perkins was breastfeeding her baby -- and was not taking medication for mental health issues.
Gotz told Perkins in court that her actions had changed her life forever. She told FOX6 News that there are no winners in this case. Goltz said she hopes Perkins gets better -- and that she has a long way to go herself.