Geneva man sentenced to 25 years to life

As Ontario County Court Judge Brian Dennis announced the maximum sentence for the killing of Jawuan Brumfield, one side of the courtroom let out a sigh of relief; the other, a gasp in disbelief.

That was the reaction on Tuesday as Dennis sentenced Jeffrey Salone Jr. to 25 years in state prison for first-degree manslaughter.

“I did everything in my power to make sure you received a fair trial,” said Dennis as he announced the sentence to the packed courtroom. “So maybe over the next 25 years you will reflect on the numbness, pain and sorrow for Jawuan’s family and friends and your own.”

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