Appellate Division upholds Pacherille Jr sentencing

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

NEW YORK (WKTV) - The Appellate Division of the State of New York Supreme Court has upheld the sentence of a teen convicted of shooting another teen inside the Cooperstown Police station.

Anthony Pacherille Jr. is currently serving an 11 year prison sentence in the shooting of classmate Wesley Lippitt.

Pacherille Jr admitted to chasing Lippitt down Main Street in Cooperstown and into the Village Police Station where he shot him in 2010.

The Defense Attorney for Pacherille Jr appealed the conviction, claiming that the judge had been biased in his sentencing as well as being abusive in his discretion by denying a request to sentence Pacherille as a youthful offender.

The Appellate Division stated Thursday that a review of the record did not reveal bias impacting the sentence and that the judge "properly exercised his responsibility at the time of sentencing."

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