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Buffalo man sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for murder

A Buffalo man convicted of second-degree murder and other charges was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years to life in prison by Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio, according to the District Attorney's Office.

In December, a jury found 25-year-old Tong Rieang, of Buffalo, guilty of murder in the second degree, attempted murder in the second degree, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, first-degree assault, first-degree attempted robbery and two counts of robbery in the first degree.

After midnight on Sept. 27, 2017, Rieang robbed two victims at gunpoint and shot another victim in the chest in the vicinity of Potomac and Parkdale avenues.

After the shootings, Rieang ran across the street and fatally shot 23-year-old Deion Brown with a semi-automatic pistol, according to the District Attorney's Office.

The first victim, who Rieang shot in the chest, has recovered from her injury, prosecutors said.

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