City man sentenced for his role in U.S. killing, botched robbery

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Oneida Courthouse in Utica, N.Y.

A Cornwall man will spend 10 years in a U.S. jail for his role in the drug-related murder of a New York State man.

Chad Edwards, 26, of Cornwall, was sentenced Sept. 21 in Utica, N.Y. He was the last man imprisoned in the attempted robbery and killing of Daniel Simonds on May 13, 2008.

Edwards had already pleaded guilty to a variety of weapons-related charges, as well as robbery.

Edwards, it's been reported, had admitted he and others planned to rob Simonds of marijuana and money in May, 2008.

During a confrontation at Simonds residence, the victim was shot and died in hospital later that day.

Anson Edwards, 24, of Cornwall, has already received 11 years for his role in the murder and botched robbery.

Geographic location: Cornwall, U.S., New York State Utica, N.Y.

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