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Alleged player in Niagara Falls homicide gets deal in purported carjacking

Anthony K. Mallory of Niagara Falls pleaded guilty Tuesday to two misdemeanors in a reported carjacking case that seems to have been something less.

Anthony K. Mallory. (Photo courtesy of the Niagara County Sheriff's Office)

Mallory was charged with forcibly stealing a car Sept. 19 in the Falls. However, Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III said Mallory was given the car "relating to a drug deal" and didn't return it.

Second Assistant District Attorney Mary-Jean Bowman said defense attorney Justin Ginter gave her information Monday that was "damaging to the credibility of our main witness."

Murphy said he will probably sentence Mallory, 23, to time served for the misdemeanors Aug. 20. But on Aug. 6, Mallory is to be tried as an accomplice to the April 2017 death of Jose Hewitt, who got in the way of a Pine Avenue robbery.

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