- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York man has been sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison for drug and firearms offenses in a case involving the mistaken killing of a young mother.

Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Angelo Ocasio of Rochester was charged along with 10 others for participating in a violent narcotics trafficking ring in the city of Rochester. Prosecutors say Ocasio‘s primary role was as an enforcer who used violence against rival drug dealers and disloyal workers.

In July 2009, Ocasio and co-conspirator Damion Colabatistto went to an address to kill a rival dealer. Prosecutors say they ended up shooting a 20-year-old mother of two who had moved into the house after the drug dealer moved out.

Ocasio was convicted in May and Colabatistto in October.

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