BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - One of the three most wanted men who admitted to 37 break-ins of homes and businesses across WNY, learned his fate Friday morning.
Alfred Tatman, 26, faced up to 50-years in state prison, but could now spend as little as 3-years behind bars for his role in the "intense crime spree."
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Tatman, who's considered the accomplice, along with two brothers, 23-year-old Kevin Zimmerman and 29-year-old Jeffrey Zimmerman admitted to breaking into homes and businesses last year in Amherst, Williamsville, Akron, Alden, Cheektowaga, Clarence, Newstead and West Seneca.
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They all did it to support a heroin habit. Tatman was the first to learn his sentence of three to nine years for the crimes committed.
The judge said in court on Friday, "All of the decent, hardworking business and homeowners deserve to be secure in their homes and their businesses. [And] they are very relieved that you will be behind bars for many years and not be preying upon them."
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The Zimmerman brothers will be sentenced next month and also face up to 50-years in state prison for the crimes.
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