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Second suspect sentenced in 2019 Auburn murder of Joshua Poole

A second defendant has been sentenced to prison in the 2019 killing of 36 year old Joshua Poole of Auburn.


The Citizen reports Judge Thomas Leone sentenced Thomas Ashley to 21 years to life in state prison for two counts of murder Thursday in Cayuga County Court. He was also sentenced to additional time attempted robbery, weapons possession and other charges. The sentences are part of a plea agreement reached in September on the second day of Ashley’s murder trial.

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Another defendant in the case, Luciano Spagnola, pled guilty just days before the trial was scheduled to start. He was sentenced to 17 years to life for murder, with additional sentencing on other charges. A third defendant, Tyree Anglin, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in June. The fourth, Christian Rivera, who was accused of planning the robbery that resulted in Poole’s death, is awaiting trial.



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