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Waterloo man gets life for Sodus murder

A Waterloo man may spend the rest of his life behind bars for killing his former girlfriend in Sodus nearly two years ago.

Wayne County Judge John Nesbitt sentenced Alvin “Ray” Pinkard Sr., 62, to the maximum sentence of 25 years-to-life in prison Thursday in county court.

In May, Pinkard was convicted of second- degree murder in the October 2016 slaying of Josephine “Jo” Chiaverini, 57, at her Joy Road home.

“You have forfeited any right to walk free in society again,” Nesbitt said.

Two of Chiaverini’s sisters spoke at Pinkard’s sentencing.

“Jo-Jo had a very big road out there to face, and you were standing in her way,” Melanie Secor said. “How dare you take away such a precious life? You chose to end a life she worked so hard for.”

Another of Chiaverini’s siblings, Jeannie Pinkard, is married to Ray Pinkard’s brother. She told Nesbitt she saw Ray Pinkard’s rage on many occasions.

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