BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man has been sentenced for fatally shooting a New York City resident during a drug-related dispute in Buffalo two years ago.
The Erie County District Attorney’s Office says 35-year-old Abimael Ayala-Gonzalez of Lorain, Ohio, was sentenced Wednesday in state Supreme Court in Buffalo to 15 years to life in state prison for the shooting death of Manuel Mateo.
In May, a jury convicted Ayala-Gonzalez of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
Officials say Ayala-Gonzalez shot the New York City man over a drug dispute in August 2014 on Herkimer Street in Buffalo.
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