Man who refused to turn on co-defendants gets prison time

NORWICH A man who threw himself at the mercy of the court instead of testifying against his co-defendants appeared in Chenango County Court Friday to be sentenced.

Anthony J. Pierce, 17, had pleaded guilty to the top charge against him, third-degree burglary, without reaching any agreement with the prosecution. Pierce was facing up to 7 years in state prison last Friday, but was sentenced to 1 to 3 by County Court Judge W. Howard Sullivan. It was also requested by both the defense and prosecution that Pierce be enrolled into Shock, a bootcamp-like, prison program. The court then recommend the program. The defense reserved its right to appeal.



Im sorry. Im not proud of myself, Pierce said before receiving his sentence.


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