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Man sentenced to 15 years in brutal Niagara Falls stomping

Darryl J. Hill, who stomped a mentally disabled man's head about 15 times outside a Niagara Falls gas station July 27, 2016, was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison.

The victim suffered brain damage and was placed in an induced coma. He did not walk again for three months. His sister told State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. that her brother likely will be placed in a nursing home.

Prosecutor Doreen M. Hoffmann said the unprovoked attack, recorded on surveillance video, occurred as the victim was pushing a shopping cart full of cans past the Coastal station on 19th Street.

Hill, 38, of Niagara Avenue in the Falls, said he doesn't remember the attack. Defense attorney James J. Faso Jr. said Hill was under the influence of alcohol and synthetic marijuana.

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