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Dryden man sentenced in 2016 Ithaca shooting death

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WBNG) -- The man who pleaded guilty in a 2016 shooting death in Ithaca was sentenced Tuesday in Tompkins County Court.

Justin Barkley of Dryden was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the death of William Schumacher, 52, of Candor.

Barkley fatally shot Schumacher, a UPS driver, in the Ithaca Walmart parking lot in December 2016. 

Police said Barkley fled the scene and was later captured at a home on Route 13. According to prosecutors, Barkley told police he thought he had shot then President-elect Donald Trump.

Barkley pleaded guilty in January 2018 to the felonies of first-degree manslaughter and menacing a police officer.

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