BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo man will spend 25 years in prison for manslaughter following a March 2020 shooting.
39-year-old Josean Roman-Cruz of Buffalo was sentenced on Tuesday morning to a determinate 25 years in prison for the fatal shooting of 50-year-old Wilfredo Justiniano on March 27, 2020. Prosecutors said that at approximately 7:15 p.m. that evening, Roman-Cruz shot Justiniano multiple times in the vicinity of Pennsylvania St. and Lakeview Ave. in the City of Buffalo. The 25-year sentence was the maximum.
Roman-Cruz pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree manslaughter last November. He will also have five years of post-release supervision.
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