Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison

By Suzanne Proulx

Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison

January 7, 2013 Updated Jan 7, 2013 at 6:04 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A Binghamton man is sentenced for first degree manslaughter after completing a plea bargain for a lesser charge.

Daniel Doherty, 22, of Binghamton was sentenced a 23 year prison term.

Back in May Doherty pleaded guilty to second degree murder in connection to the 2011 death of 27-year-old Daniel Martinez.

Martinez was found dead off of Wilson Hill Road in the Town of Chenango on October 30, 2011.

As part of a plea deal, Doherty was required to testify at the trial of co-defendant, Joseph Ross-Jones. Ross-Jones was acquitted of all charges last month.

Due to his compliance, Doherty was allowed to withdraw his guilty plea to second degree murder and plead guilty to manslaughter.