A judge Monday ordered Leonard Whitlock to serve a prison term of six to 12 years in the April 27 shooting of three Buffalo men that stemmed from a lovers' triangle.
Whitlock, 19, of Fillmore Avenue, pleaded guilty Aug. 26 to assault and weapons charges in the shootings of Daryl Sanders, Anthony Cunningham and Raymell Weeden.
Whitlock told Erie County Judge Michael L. D'Amico that he was sorry for the shootings. But D'Amico observed that Whitlock in the past had been given juvenile-delinquent status and briefly jailed in a number of cases.
Kenneth Gault, 17, Witlock's codefendant, pleaded guilty Sept. 16 to the same charges and faces sentencing Nov. 15.
Prosecutors said Whitlock and Gault had been looking for Sanders, 21, of Courtland Avenue, because Whitlock and Sanders were dating the same woman.
Whitlock got into a fight with Weeden, a friend of Sanders, and Gault shot Weeden, 23, in the back, according to prosecutors.
Stray bullets from that shooting hit Cunningham, 18, of Krupp Street, as he sat in a parked car, according to prosecutors, who said that later, Whitlock confronted Sanders and shot him six times with the same weapon.
All three victims recovered.