Man convicted in 'nanny cam' beating gets life in prison

Shawn Custis seen at a previous court hearing. Custis was found guilty of most of the charges in a brutal beating in Millburn caught on a nanny camera. He was acquitted on attempted murder charges.

Shawn Custis seen at a previous court hearing. Custis was found guilty of most of the charges in a brutal beating in Millburn caught on a nanny camera. He was acquitted on attempted murder charges. (6/29/16)

NEWARK - A New Jersey man convicted of beating a woman in a brutal home invasion caught on a nanny cam has been sentenced to life in prison plus five years.

Shawn Custis was convicted June 1 of aggravated assault, robbery and other crimes for the 2013 attack in Millburn. At Wednesday's sentencing, the judge called Custis "vicious, depraved and evil."

The woman's 3-year-old daughter was also home at the time but wasn't injured. The woman survived and testified against Custis.

The beating lasted several minutes. The attacker also kicked the woman and threw her down a flight of stairs.

Custis's attorney argued that the police investigation was biased because a white officer responding to the crime scene was heard on video using a racial slur. Custis is black.

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