Anthony K. Mallory, the fourth and final defendant in a Niagara Falls robbery that resulted in the death of a bystander, pleaded guilty Monday after being promised a seven-year prison term.
Mallory, 23, of Whitney Avenue in the Falls, pleaded guilty as an accomplice to first-degree robbery. Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon will impose the sentence Sept. 7.
Jose Hewitt, 59, died of a heart attack after being beaten April 12, 2017, by two men whom he let into a Pine Avenue apartment house, where they robbed another man.
Shaquan O. Herbert, 24, is serving 18 years for first-degree manslaughter. Awaiting sentencing for first-degree robbery are Devante L. Beasley and Stephanie J. Raymond, both 19. Raymond was the driver for the robbers. Mallory allegedly planned the crime but didn't enter the building.