Buffalo Man Gets The Maximum Sentence For Deadly Shooting

Modified: May 3, 2016 6:28am

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Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces that 21-year-old German Rosado-Thomas of Buffalo has been sentenced to the maximum of 25 years in prison and five years post-release supervision by Erie County Court Judge Thomas P. Franczyk. 

On March 14, 2016, Rosado-Thomas pleaded guilty to Manslaughter in the First Degree in the shooting death of 54-year-old James McCloskey of Buffalo.

On August 17, 2015, Rosado-Thomas along with his brother 16-year-old Alvin Marrero a/k/a “Rico” attempted to rob McCloskey who was walking down the street. Rosado-Thomas then shot the victim, killing him.

Marrero pleaded guilty to Manslaughter in the First Degree and faces 10-25 years in prison when he is sentenced on May 17, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. before Judge Franczyk.

Acting DA Flaherty commends Buffalo Homicide Det. Sgt. Carl Lundin, and Detectives Richard Wagstaff, Scott Malec and Joy Jermain for their thorough investigative work.

Homicide Bureau Chief Colleen Curtin Gable and Assistant District Attorney Michael P. Felicetta prosecuted the case.