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Esther Schmucker says “I was sitting up on my bed and there was just blood everywhere. I was holding a t-shirt and it was just soaking in blood.” She’s still haunted by Halloween night, the night of her attack. She says “when he came at me I knew he was going to hurt me. That’s why I screamed for my roommate.”

Imir Williams is the man who stands accused of beating Schmucker. She says “after he came lunging at me the rest is just.. I blacked out. I don’t remember.” When Schmucker got to the hospital she found out just how badly she was beaten. She says “the nurse looked at me after the results came back and she said you’re one lucky woman. She said one more hit to your cheek bone and you could have lost your eye.”

Williams was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. He’s been in jail ever since. But he could soon be out on probation. On a reduced charge of simple assault. Craig Stedman is the District Attorney of Lancaster County. He says “a broken nose, a broken cheek bone, it’s bad. But it’s not legally serious bodily injury in Pennsylvania so the default is simple assault. That can be frustrating to victims. I understand that.”

It’s also a source of frustration for advocates of domestic violence victims. Christine Laney is with the Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County. She says “you have someone that has significant injuries but yet it’s not enough for the agg assault and so yes there’s certainly an area there that could be improved upon.”

Meanwhile Ester says “I’m always fearful and it’s only going to be magnified by a hundred when he gets out of jail.” For now Esther is focused on physical and emotional healing. She says “this hasn’t just affected my face. This has affected me in every aspect of my life.”

The man accused of severely beating one of the female stars of the hit show ‘Amish Mafia’ is in police custody. Imir Williams, 23, of Lancaster, was taken into custody this morning by members of the Fugitive Task Force and the Lancaster City Police Department. Williams is accused of beating Esther Schmucker on October 31st, breaking several of her teeth and causing fractures to her nose and facial bones. She identified Williams as her attacker. He is charged with Aggravated Assault for the beating.

While in the residence, police say they noticed a strong odor of marijuana. Residents turned over approximately 15 grams of marijuana and a water pipe. The Lancaster City PD will file charges on the resident. Williams was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge William Benner, who set bail at $250,000.


Imir Williams

A star of the hit show “Amish Mafia’ suffered a severe beating at the hands of her boyfriend on Halloween. Esther Schmucker underwent treatment for a facial fracture, broken nose and several broken teeth after she was beaten in her Strasburg home by her boyfriend, Imir Williams, 24. According to court documents, Williams took Schmucker to the hospital and guarded over her, making sure she did not incriminate him for the beating. She told hospital staff a woman was responsible for the injuries. A witness told police Williams stayed with Schmucker for three days, ensuring she did not tell on him.

Schmucker went to police upon three days later and told them Williams attacked her around 1am on October 31st. She said she was afraid to tell the truth in the hospital because Williams was with her.

Williams is wanted for felony aggravated assault.