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Buffalo man sentenced for 2 assaults, trying to have victim killed

Posted at 11:30 PM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 23:34:16-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP/WKBW) — A violent felon in Buffalo has been sentenced to prison time for assaults that put two people in the hospital with serious injuries and plotting to have one of the victims killed.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office says 39-year-old Robbie Said was sentenced Tuesday to 10 to 16 years in prison as a second violent felony offender.

In August 2017, prosecutors say he beat a man so badly on Benzinger Street that the victim spent nearly two months in a hospital being treated for head injuries.

Two days later, while on run from authorities, he beat and stomped his girlfriend. This happened while he held her and two other women against their will in his van. The girlfriend also suffered serious injuries that required hospitalization.

In September 2017, he was arrested after a three-hour standoff at his home on Broadway which prompted the Buffalo SWAT team to be called in. Police allege he held two people. They both escaped unharmed.

He pleaded guilty to charges stemming from those three incidents, and additionally admitted to trying -- while behind bars -- to arrange the murder of one of his victims.