Jeremiah Hamilton sentenced
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- A New York City man has been sentenced to 40 years to life after he was convicted of murdering a Schenectady man.
Jeremiah Hamilton was convicted back in August in the shooting death of Jerrome Cannon, 20, in September 2008.
Witnesses say the two were friends and that Cannon was shot while trying to make peace after a fight that sparked from a dice game. They say Hamilton was aiming the gun for someone else when Cannon got in the way.
Schenectady County Assistant District Attorney John Healy says Hamilton will actually serve consecutive terms for ties to an attempted murder prior to the shooting in Schenectady.
Healy said, "The verdict was guilty on intentional murder, attempted murder, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment in the first degree. The judges sentenced the defendant to 40 years to life and that is going to run consecutively to an attempted murder in the Bronx. So in total, 48 years to life."
To break down the sentencing, Hamilton will serve 40 years for the murder of Jerrome Cannon and eight years for attempted murder in the Bronx.