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Man told by hospital he can’t be a liver donor for vet due to ‘ethical reasons’

He admitted to shooting an acquaintance at local 7-Eleven and agreed to an 11-year prison sentence, but before 33-year-old Ronald Pecora was set to begin that sentence, he planned to donate part of his liver to a local veteran in need.

The judge, prosecutor and defense attorney all agreed to schedule sentencing for after the surgery, but at the last minute, the hospital told Pecora that he no longer qualifies to donate due to ethical issues.

Ronald Pecora admitted that back in July, he shot a man he knew in the stomach at the 7-Eleven on Titus Avenue in Irondequoit.  As part of a plea deal, he’ll be sentenced to 11 years in state prison.

He was supposed to start that sentence in February so that he could first donate part of his liver to Dennis Jones, an Ogden man and fellow veteran with liver cancer.

The procedure was set to take place at Wilmot Cancer Institute.

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