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Vernon teen who killed father at 13 sentenced for attempted robbery in NYC

Joseph Giacona III, 2008


A teenager who killed his abusive father at their central New York home in 2008 is headed to prison for an attempted robbery in New York City.


The

Observer-Dispatch

of Utica reports that Joseph Giacona III was sentenced last week in a Manhattan court to 3½ years in state prison for trying to steal money at knifepoint from a woman last February.


Giacona was 13 when he used a shotgun to fatally shoot his 37-year-old father as he slept on a couch in their home in Vernon, near Utica.


The teen pleaded guilty in 2009 to first-degree manslaughter. He was placed in a juvenile detention facility until he was released in 2010.


Prosecutors say Giacona had been subjected to emotional and physical abuse by his father.

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