Toussaint Davis' prison term reduced


UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - An appellate court has decided to reduce Toussaint Davis' sentence from 300 years to 25 years to life in prison. Davis is one of the men involved in the death of Officer Joseph Corr.

Judge Michael Dwyer originally ordered the sentences to run consecutively. Dwyer also determined that each robbery at Lennon's jewlery store were separate crimes.

Then, the appellate court ruled that, by law, the sentences must run concurrently or all at the same time. The court also decided that Lennon's robbery was one single crime.

Davis will now be eligible for parole in 2031.

District Attorney Scott McNamara, hopes that does not happen. "He should never be released," McNamara said. The District Attorney's office is pursuing more charges against Davis in Federal court.

McNamara says because the robbery crossed states lines, they can go after Davis for the Hobbs act. The Hobbs act pertains to anyone involved in multiple robbers using the same modus operandi.

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