BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -- Anthony Pignataro, a former doctor who tried to poison his wife was re-sentenced Monday.
In 2001, Pignataro was originally sentenced to 15 years for his crime by the now-retired State Supreme Court Judge Mario Rosetti. During his original sentencing though, Pignataro was not told he would have to serve post release supervision after his prison term.
Due to this technicality, the defense said Pignataro's rights were violated under the constitution. Pignataro and his attorneys even asked the judge today to throw out the plea he'd entered in 2001, or allow an appeals court to decide the matter.
Ultimately, State Supreme Court Justice John Michalski denied Pignataro's request and re-sentenced him. Michalski re-sentenced Pignataro to the original prison term of 15 years, but dropped the requirement of supervision when Pignataro is released.