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Tonawanda teenager pleads guilty in Falls beating

LOCKPORT – A Town of Tonawanda teenager who took part in the beating and robbery of a Niagara Falls man pleaded guilty Wednesday and will be sentenced June 21 to five years in prison and five years of post-release supervision.

State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. accepted the sentencing recommendation from the prosecution regarding Angelo J. Hestor, 17, of Dumas Place.

He took a plea offer to a reduced charge of attempted first-degree robbery for his role in the Nov. 21 gunpoint robbery and beating of a man who was trying to make a $100 marijuana sale on Willow Avenue in Niagara Falls.

Charges remain open against Antoine D. Robinson, 17, of Gatchell Street, Buffalo, who allegedly was armed with a baseball bat while Hestor had a gun that may actually have been a BB gun. Also charged in the robbery is Imani Hardy, 17, of Mohawk Parkway, Town of Niagara, and the alleged driver of the getaway car, Samantha C. Przybysz, 21, of Miller Avenue, Buffalo.