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Attempted Murder Conviction Leads to 20 Years to Life Sentence


Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that 43 year old Michael Ross of 105 Shepard Street, Buffalo, was sentenced yesterday before Supreme Court Justice Christopher Burns to 20 years to life in state prison as a persistent violent felony offender. 

On March 20, 2012 Ross was convicted by a jury of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree.   On April 6, 2011, Ross fired six shots at 28 year old Sean Lermineau on Shepard Street.  One of the bullets struck a cellphone in the pocket of Lermineau’s hoodie, saving his life.  Ross has over 40 criminal arrests and two prior violent felony convictions.