Buffalo man sentenced to 25 years in prison for manslaughter


A Buffalo man has been sentenced for fatally shooting a teenager in June of last year.

Leo Thagard, III, 17, was killed by Eric Smith, 41, following an argument outside a home on Lombard St. in Buffalo.

Last month, Smith pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter.

He was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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