Why would a 29 year old die in prison if his sentence is 3.5 to 7 years?
Defendant asks for maximum sentence and Noonan gives it to him
Submitted by Howard B. Owens on February 18, 2014 - 5:07pm
In County Court today, Dustin Locicero got exactly what he asked for: the maximum sentence Judge Robert C. Noonan could possibly hand down.
That is three-and-a-half to seven years on Locicero's plea bargain in which Locicero admitted to forgery 2nd.
The 29-year-old Bergen resident was arrested in January and accused of stealing jewelry, collectable coins and personal checks from a home in South Byron and of stealing personal checks from homes in Bergen and Rochester.
Locicero allegedly cashed the checks at banks in Batavia, Elba and Le Roy. The coins and jewelry were valued at $7,000 and Locicero allegedly sold these items at different unknown locations.
He was charged with seven counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, 2nd, grand larceny, 3rd, and criminal contempt, 2nd.
At the time of his arrest he had pending charges for identity theft.
The plea satisfied all of Locicero's charges.
District Attorney Lawrenece Friedman said he asked for the maximum sentence under the plea agreement, and public defender Jerry Ader asked for the minimum sentence, two to four years.
When Locicero was given a chance to address the court, Friedman said, the defendant told Noonan he might as well give him the maximum sentence because he will die in prison anyway.