Two Buffalo teenagers have each been sentenced to seven years in prison for the unprovoked beating of a homeless man.
Aaron Gallon, 18, and Armontae Moss, 16, must also serve five years post-release supervision under the sentencing imposed by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia. Both teenagers pleaded guilty in April to attempted second-degree murder.
On Sept. 22, 2016, at Ellicott Street and Broadway, Gallon and Moss stomped a 64-year-old man, causing the man to suffer severe physical injuries that included head trauma and skull fractures, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.
A 15-year-old boy who was a co-defendant in the beating, Larry Durham Jr. of Buffalo, also pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder. Durham faces a sentence of 3 1/3 to 10 years in prison when he returns to court on June 7.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Katharine S. Lavin and Seth T. Molisani.