- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A New Haven man who authorities say was involved in a robbery attempt that led to a fatal shooting has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.

The New Haven Register reports (https://bit.ly/1RRl4ll ) Xavier Yancey pleaded guilty three months ago to being an accessory to first-degree manslaughter with a firearm and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery. His lawyer says Yancey pleaded under the Alford doctrine.

Yancey and co-defendant John Claudio originally faced murder counts in the death of 23-year-old Joseph Mirvil. Authorities said Mirvil was shot on Sept. 18, 2012, during a botched robbery attempt at an apartment in the Malcolm Court section of the Church Street South complex.

Claudio pleaded guilty to similar charges. He’s awaiting sentencing.

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Information from: New Haven Register, https://www.nhregister.com

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