Cooperstown, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A Cooperstown teen who admitted to shooting a classmate because he was black is sentenced to 11 years behind bars.
17-year-old Anthony Pacherille pleaded guilty in April 2011 to Attempted Murder in the Second Degree in Otsego County Court.
Police said he chased another teen into the Cooperstown Police station, shooting him in the arm. Police say he then turned the gun on himself.
Pacherille will now spend 11 years in prison for attempted murder.
A request to treat him as youthful offender was denied.
Sentencing was part of a plea bargain Pacherille accepted.
He is not charged with a hate crime as part of that plea deal.