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Two Buffalo men sentenced in connection to fatal shooting in August 2020

Posted at 4:41 PM, May 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-09 16:41:48-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Two Buffalo men have been sentenced in connection to a fatal shooting in August 2020.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office announced that 23-year-old Michael Santiago, also known as “Bebo,” and 30-year-old Hector Sanchez, also known as “Coli,” both of Buffalo, were each sentenced in Erie County Court to a determinate sentence of 22 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.

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The district attorney's office said Santiago and Sanchez, while acting in concert with one another, shot 38-year-old Jerry Bonilla Matos multiple times outside of a residence on Newton Street on August 7, 2020. Matos died at the scene.

Santiago and Sanchez pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter in the first degree in February.