A Buffalo man was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for fatally shooting another man who tried to break up an alcohol-fueled argument between the defendant and another person.
State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns also ordered five years of post-release supervision for Bernard Roberson, 21, in the May 2 shotgun slaying of Jason Ramirez, 38, at the home of Roberson’s mother on Schmarbeck Avenue.
Roberson was originally charged with second-degree murder but pleaded guilty last month to a reduced charge of first-degree manslaughter.
Prosecutors said Roberson was arguing with another person when he went and got a shotgun, returned and shot Ramirez who had tried to intervene in the dispute.
Assistant District Attorney Colleen Curtin Gable of District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III’s Homicide Bureau prosecuted the case.