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Man who lured friend to robbery scene gets 18 years

March 2, 2019

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man authorities say lured a friend to a robbery that ended in his death, but later cooperated with investigators, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

The Republican-American reports that 25-year-old Tysean Snow was sentenced Friday in connection with the fatal shooting in January 2017 of Savion Bostic-Aponte in Waterbury.

Snow had faced a felony murder charge in the case, but under a deal with prosecutors, he agreed to testify against a co-defendant he said actually pulled the trigger and pleaded guilty to robbery charges.

Snow apologized to Bostic-Aponte’s family.

Prosecutors say Snow lured the victim to an abandoned home in the city where Tijuan Gibson intended to rob him, but instead shot him. Gibson has been convicted of felony murder and robbery.

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