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Niagara Falls man sentenced to 4 years for role in shooting

Vintaun D. Weathers of Niagara Falls was sentenced Monday to four years in prison for his role in a robbery attempt in which the victim was shot in the knee.

Vintaun D. Weathers (Courtesy Niagara County Sheriff's Office)

Weathers, 33, and his cousin, Nyjier Scott, 21, pleaded guilty before Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III to gun possession felonies stemming from the May 18 Pierce Avenue holdup.

On Jan. 2, Murphy sentenced Scott to nine years behind bars, as victim Ricky Lee Rogers said Scott was the shooter, but prosecutors weren't sure. Second Assistant District Attorney Mary Jean Bowman said that's why they obtained an indictment charging both men as accomplices to each other.

Brian J. Hutchison, Weathers' attorney, said Scott pulled the trigger. "My client had no involvement with him firing that gun," Hutchison said.


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