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A Cheektowaga man was sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Mark A. Montour Friday to serve two years in prison for violating an order of protection, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 47-year-old Montu Lighten violated the order that was issued on behalf of a victim in a domestic violence case after he placed phone calls to the…

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A Buffalo man who confessed to robbing a teen whom he contacted through the "OfferUp" marketplace app was sentenced Thursday by State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns to 30 days in the Erie County Correctional Facility, followed by five years of probation, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. According to prosecutors, on Oct. 30, 2017, the …

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A Lancaster man who admitted to engaging in sexual conduct with an underage girl on several occasions has been sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller to 20 years in prison, followed by 20 years of post-release supervision, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 40-year-old Shannon Vickers will also be required to re…

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A Buffalo man who was found guilty in connection with a March 15 attack on a 60-year-old chocolate shop employee was given an indeterminate sentence of 20 years to life in prison Tuesday by State Supreme Court Justice John Michalski, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. In November, a jury found 50-year-old John Jaycox guilty of first-degree attempte…

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A Buffalo man was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for a fatal June shooting on Wright Avenue in Buffalo. Dominic Vereen, 24, had pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the June 21 shooting of 24-year-old Dennis Thompson inside a home on Wright Avenue. State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns also sentenced Vereen to 5 years of post-release sup…

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A Buffalo man convicted in a Sept. 14, 2017, shooting on Wyoming Avenue was sentenced Wednesday to a 20-year prison sentence, followed by five years of post-release supervision, by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Sandy Jones, 34, was sentenced as a second-time violent felony offender, prosecutors…