Friday, Cory Epps left prison after serving almost 20 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.
Now his son, Javonte L. Epps-Fisher, is headed to prison for shooting a man on Orchard Street in Lockport Oct. 13.
After huddling with his father and defense attorney Ann Nichols, Epps-Fisher, 24, of Elmwood Avenue, Lockport, pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of attempted first-degree assault. State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. could impose a sentence of anywhere from 3 1/2 to 15 years when Epps-Fisher returns to court Feb. 12.
Niagara County Assistant District Attorney Doreen M. Hoffmann said Epps-Fisher shot Curtis McCoy, 55, after an argument. Hoffmann said the bullet went through McCoy's arm, and he was scheduled for surgery Monday to remove it from his back.