Two Buffalo men received stiff prison sentences Wednesday in connection with an attack on a Cheektowaga businessman during a robbery.
Erie County Judge Timothy J. Drury sentenced Christopher Boyd, 24, of Blaine Avenue, to 11 1/2 to 13 years despite pleas from his mother and grandmother for leniency because he is the father of a 5-month-old daughter.
Michael Queener, 20, of Doat Street, was sentenced to 6 1/2 years for assisting Boyd in robbing a 78-year-old man in his Harlem Road insurance agency July 14.
Drury noted that Boyd posed as a customer and tied up the victim and hit him with a pistol before stealing $40.
The judge also angrily noted that Boyd and Queener wrecked a car they stole while driving to the Cheektowaga home of a Queener relative, where police located Boyd hiding under a couch after a three-hour standoff.
Prosecutors said before trial that Queener pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and Boyd pleaded guilty to robbery and stolen-property charges for his theft of a car from Langmeyer Avenue in February and an East Delavan Avenue carjacking.
Boyd was free on bail on the Langmeyer Avenue stolen-car case when he committed the attack at the insurance office, prosecutors said.