Riccardo McCray Gets Life Without Parole

June 2, 2011 Updated Jun 2, 2011 at 1:59 PM EDT

By WKBW News
By By Jaclyn Asztalos

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June 2, 2011 Updated Jun 2, 2011 at 1:59 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) Riccardo McCray was given a life sentence in prison without parole Thursday at the Erie County Courthouse.

In March, a jury found McCray guilty of the rampage that took place outside the City Grill Restaurant on Main Street in Downtown Buffalo in August of 2010.

It was one of the deadliest shooting sprees in the history of Buffalo.

There were eight people shot, four died from their injuries.

It took a jury of eight men and four women, eight hours to come up with a verdict. The group relied heavily on eyewitness testimony and surveillance video from the scene.

Here's what both attorneys had to say about the verdict back in March.

"The video tape was crucial because the video tape allowed us to demonstrate with authority that what those witnesses were saying was true and accurate," Prosecutor James Barnesi said.

Defense Attorney Joseph Terranova says the testimony was not completely accurate.

"McCray hopes obviously--he knew what we were up against with eyewitness testimony---and I thought the eyewitness testimony was severely compromised due to many factors and that's what we sought to bring out during the course of the trial." Terranova said.

Those killed that night include Will McCaa, Tiffany Whilhite, Danyell Mackin and Shawntia McNeil

Channel 7 will be in the courtroom and have all the details on Eyewitness News at Noon, 5 & 6 p.m.