TROY, Mich. (FOX 2) - Andrew Hall, a man currently in prison for killing a woman, was back in an Oakland County courtroom on Tuesday for another sentencing, this one for attacking another woman days before the murder.
The 31-year-old pleaded guilty to numerous charges, including strangulation, unlawful imprisonment, attempted carjacking, and aggravated assault in connection with the July 7 assault.
Authorities say a woman was attacked by Hall while she got into her vehicle outside the Target store at 1301 Coolidge Rd. in Troy. Police said the victim fought back and alerted someone who was nearby. When that witness yelled at Hall and ran toward the victim, Hall fled.
The woman spoke in court on Tuesday where she described the feeling of being nearly killed in the Target parking lot.
"As I was dying, I stared into his eyes because I wanted to make sure that he would never forget my face and I hope it haunts him," Amanda Pasionek said.
"On that day he ripped open my door as I was trying to shut it, told me to be quiet, (and) placed a gun to my head and demanded that I get in my backseat. This was not an option so I immediately grabbed the gun from my head and fought," she said. "During our struggle for control of the gun he asked me if I was crazy, and then savagely punched me shattering the right side of my head."
She fought for her life even as he forced himself on top of her and started to strangle her.
"I was so sad that I wasn't going to see my baby boy turn one but, thankfully, at least I got to be his mom for ten months," Pasionek said.
She survived but another woman did not.
On July 11, while wanted for the assault, Hall murdered 40-year-old Lisa Moffett in Detroit and left her body outside a west side building.
Hall was caught the same day of the murder after a Dearborn Heights police officer spotted him walking on Telegraph and recognized him from photos she saw on social media earlier.
Right now, Hall is serving a 40-60 year prison sentence after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.
The judge in Oakland County said Pasionek was an inspiration while calling Hall evil.
He was sentenced to 27 to 40 additional years for this attack.