Testimony expected to begin Friday in trial of man accused of blinding Rochester police officer

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — Testimony is expected to begin Friday in the trial of the man accused of stabbing and blinding a Rochester Police Officer back in October of 2019.

Keith Williams is accused of stabbing Officer Denny Wright in the face several times while Wright was responding to a domestic call on Peck Street back on Oct. 4, 2019. Wright is expected to be the first witness.

Williams previously rejected a plea agreement for aggravated assault against a police officer and 25 years in prison, leading to his trial. He’s charged with attempted murder and assault on a police officer.

Opening statements wrapped up Thursday afternoon.

If convicted, Williams faces 40 years to life in prison.