Saccone sentenced to 10 to 30 years in prison, calls DA a ‘clown’ and a liar

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(WSYR-TV) – Anthony Saccone has been sentenced to 10 to 30 years in prison. 

Saccone was sentenced for his role in a drunk driving crash in February in the Town of Onondaga that left three young people dead. 

During sentencing, the families of the victims, 18-year-old Michael Walker, 19-year-old Baylie Rose and 20-year-old Samra Osmanovic, spoke out in court, facing Saccone directly and telling him about their pain that he caused.

DA Bill Fitzpatrick read from confession tapes, at one point saying Saccone had said, “I understand people lost their f-ing lives, but you know what? s*** happens.” 

Fitzpatrick and the families said Saccone never apologized. 

Saccone also spoke out in court, never taking responsibility for his actions and repeatedly calling Fitzpatrick a liar. He also calls him a “clown” and an “actor”

His last court appearance was Nov. 7, when Onondaga County Judge Matthew Doran told the courtroom that Saccone’s attorney was admitted to the emergency room at a Cooperstown hospital.

Before that court appearance, his sentencing was first scheduled for Oct. 19.

It was initially delayed when Saccone tried to withdraw his plea, and then again when Saccone fired his previous attorney, William Sullivan.

At the hearing where Sullivan was fired, the sentencing was adjourned again to accommodate the three victims’ families.

Saccone has admitted to driving 80 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone while high and intoxicated, killing the young adults back in February. 

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