Sentence upheld in Pacherille case

By Haley Burton
By Conor Mooney

Sentence upheld in Pacherille case

May 2, 2013 Updated May 3, 2013 at 12:57 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) The State Supreme Court Appellate Division denies the sentence appeal of Anthony Pacherille.

That means the 11-year prison sentence for the teen is upheld.

Pacherille's lawyer said the Otsego County judge was biased against the defense's request for Pacherille to be sentenced as a youthful offender.

In July 2011, the judge sentenced Pacherille as an adult to a term of 11 years in prison for attempted murder.

In April 2010, Pacherille, who was 16 at the time, chased classmate Wesley Lippit into the Cooperstown police station and shot him. Pacherille then shot himself in the chin.

In its decision, the court decided the judge was not biased and the sentencing was appropriate.