In a non-jury trial Wednesday, Lycoming County Judge Marc F. Lovecchio found a city woman guilty of retaliation against a witness and harassment for statements she made against another woman.
According to police, Aisha Naheemah Sabur, 25, who listed an address of 434 Center St., was angry at Nicole Kramer for testifying against her uncle, Bilal Sabur, who was convicted after a January trial of aggravated assault, carrying a firearm without a license and other criminal charges related to a Jan. 23, 2011, shooting in the 400 block of Mifflin Place.
Kramer, who was Bilal's girlfriend, was arrested for allegedly helping him dispose of the firearm from the shooting. However, the charge was dropped when Kramer agreed to testify against him.
Kadijah L. Sabur, Aisha's sister, pleaded guilty in August to disorderly conduct and harassment against Kramer and received six months of probation.
Kramer said she contacted police after being "constantly harassed and threatened" by the sisters, police said. Kramer said the two confronted her on different occasions after she became a prosecution witness.
"She would call me a rat and a snitch," Kramer said of Aisha Sabur.
Asked by Martin L. Wade, assistant district attorney, if specific threats were made against her, Kramer said, "she was going to jump me."
She said she received threats between April 2011 to June 2012.
Audio recordings of visits made by Aisha and Kadijah to Bilal in the Lycoming County Prison were played in the courtroom. Kramer identified the sisters' voices on the recordings.
On the witness stand, Aisha said she's not the one talking on some portions where Kramer said she was. However, she did admit to making some threatening remarks out of anger.
Lovecchio said the audio evidence was enough to convict Aisha of the retaliation charges.
"I'm going to (expletive) her up," she is heard saying at one point on the recording.
She also states: "I'm ready to serve some time," and "I'm going to war with some (expletive)" on the recordings.
Lovecchio said her remarks show animosity toward Kramer and the intent to cause harm.
"Your own words are what kind of sunk you here," he said.
Aisha was found not guilty of a charge of stalking.
Her sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 27 before Lovecchio. She remains free on bail until then.