Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A Syracuse man who shot Christian Brothers Academy baseball coach Tom Dotterer in the eye during a liquor store robbery in February asked to withdraw his guilty plea during his sentencing on Wednesday.
Judge Anthony Aloi said that the “record is clear” when it came to the facts of the case, however, and he denied Delvon Harley his right to withdraw his plea.
Harley was the trigger man in the robbery of a North Salina Street liquor store.
Aloi sentenced Harley to 20 years in prison, with five years post release supervision.
On Wednesday, Harley said he was distraught over his father’s death in February and under the influence of sleeping pills and marijuana when he pleaded guilty on Aug. 8
to attempted murder and two counts of robbery.
He will serve the sentences concurrently.
Two of Harley’s cohorts during the incident – Deoz Miller-Harris and Shireff Williams – have already been sentenced.