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Third youth headed to prison in stomping death of homeless man

A third youth has been sentenced to prison for unprovoked beating of a homeless man.

The youth, who was 14 years old at the time of the attack, was granted youthful-offender status by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia and sentenced Wednesday  to 1-1/3 to four years in prison. The teenager had pleaded guilty in April to second-degree attempted murder.

He and two other Buffalo youths -- Aaron Gallon, 18, and Armontae Moss, 16 -- stomped on a 64-year-old man at Ellicott Street and Broadway on the city's Near East Side on Sept. 22, 2016.

The victims suffered severe physical injuries that included head trauma and skull fractures.

Gallon and Moss both pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted murder and were each sentenced on June 1 by Buscaglia to seven years in prison.


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