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ROCHESTER GANG MEMBER GETS MAXIMUM SENTENCE

A Rochester gang member Monday received the maximum of 25 years to life in prison for the shooting death of Chancy Williams, 26, of Albion, last July 10.

Lavione Gainey, 23, who police say is a leader of a Rochester branch of the Crips, was sentenced by Orleans County Judge James P. Punch on his jury conviction of second-degree murder, reckless endangerment and possession of a weapon.

Punch leveled the maximum sentence despite defense attorney Paul Fuller's criticism of District Attorney Joseph V. Cardone's characterization of the slaying as "domestic terrorism."

The slaying was triggered by an argument over the use of a fuel pump at an Albion convenience store, prosecutors said.

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