Niagara Gazette

Local News

September 9, 2013

Falls child shooter pleads guilty, faces 10-year sentence

(Continued)

LOCKPORT —

The little girl, who is now 3-years-old, spent more than three weeks in Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, undergoing at least two surgeries to remove a bullet and bullet fragments from her face. Her mother said she will need plastic surgery when she gets older, but is continuing to recover.

"She's pretty well now. She's Ok,' the woman said.

She also expressed some disappointed with Scott's potential prison sentence, noting that she knew drug dealers serving more than 10 years behind bars.

"Ten year's isn't enough," she said.

Scott's defense attorney, Earl Key, said the plea deal worked for both his client and prosecutors.

"This case was no slam dunk," Key said. "There was risk for them and risk for us." 

As part of the deal, Scott gave up his rights to appeal in the case, except for a decision that Murphy made removing his first lawyer. Defense attorney Angelo Musitano was removed from the case because Murphy ruled that he had a "conflict of interest."

Musitano had previously represented the mother of Scott's victim in a number of criminal matters.

Key said that if Scott is successful on his appeal, that could overturn his guilty plea.

"I believe that's Mr. Musitano's understanding (that a successful appeal would overturn the guilty plea)," Key said.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
House Ads
AP Video
Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Obama Voices Concern About Casualties in Mideast Diplomacy Intensifies Amid Mounting Gaza Toll AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success
Opinion
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page
Poll

Do you think cigarette sales to non-Native American customers should be taxed on reservations?

Yes. Items should be taxed like they are everywhere else.
No, the indian reservations are sovereign land and they are selling them on their land.
Not up to me. Native Americans decide the rules on their land.
Don't care. Smoking isn't good for you.
     View Results