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MAN ADMITS GUILT IN GANG ATTACK

One of the attackers who permanently disabled a Buffalo man during an attack April 11 in Allentown pleaded guilty to felony charges that will send him to prison for seven to 15 years, prosecutors said Monday.

Calvin Martin, 21, pleaded guilty to second-degree gang assault and felony forgery charges for using a fake name as he was being fingerprinted. The plea came as a nonjury trial for the violent assault on David Brown got under way before State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia.

Buscaglia currently is hearing evidence in the trial of Martin's brother and two others on attempted murder and gang assault charges. The three are alleged accomplices in the attack on Brown.

Prosecutor Daniel M. Killelea said Martin, of Porter Avenue, will be sentenced Feb. 9.

Brown, 45, who was in a coma for two weeks and hospitalized for three months, was left with permanent brain and head injuries as a result of the attack at Allen Street and Elmwood Avenue at about 5 a.m. April 11.

Calvin Martin's brother, Jermain L. Martin, 20, Larashai D. Burton, 25, of Elmwood Avenue, and Tyrone Prescott, 32, of Richmond Avenue, are on trial before Buscaglia. All four, who were arrested within days of the attack, remain jailed.

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