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$500 fine for father accused of harassing his son's shooting victim

By WKTV News

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (WKTV) - There will be no jail time for the man found guilty last month of harassing his son's shooting victim.

Anthony Pacherille Sr was in Otsego County Supreme Court on Friday morning where he was ordered to pay $500 in fines. The court also placed a one year order of protection in place for the teen, Wesley Lippitt.

Pacherille Sr. was found guilty of harassing Lippitt, a Cooperstown teenager who Pacherille's son was convicted of shooting in the village police station in 2010 after a chase through the village. The two teens were classmates at Cooperstown Central School.

Following the shooting, a restraining order had been issued for Pacherille Sr. to stay away from Lippitt.

As long as Pacherille Sr. keeps his record clean, the record disappears in a year. His attorney, Frank Policelli says there's no reason the two should cross paths as Pacherille Sr. has moved out of Cooperstown and into Herkimer County.

Policelli says the focus now is on Anthony Pacherille Jr's case.

"Right now we're going to be filing young Anthony's appeal next week and that's the main focus here on the appeal, as to whether the judge should have sentenced him as a youthful offender," Policelli said.

Anthony Pacherille Jr. could be back in court in less than a year.

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