Sentencing held for violent 2017 attack on inmate at Auburn Correctional Facility

Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann says that a 31-year-old Buffalo man, who was incarcerated at the Auburn Correctional Facility was sentenced to five years for his involvement in a violent incident at the prison in December 2017.

Marino Padilla, 31, was sentenced to five years in prison, and five years post-release supervision after pleading guilty to attacking and injuring another inmate.

Padilla, a five time felo, was indicted by the Cayuga County Grand Jury after attacking and injuring another inmate. The assault occurred in the Main Yard at the Auburn Correctional Facility on December 6th, 2017, at approximately 9:10 p.m.

The incident began with Padilla making an unprovoked attack, intentionally slashing another inmate’s face with a ceramic scalpel, causing a 4.5 inch laceration from his nose to his right ear. Padilla’s admitted he intentionally injured the other inmate while confined he was in prison.

Budelmann added, “ADA Joshua Bennett did a good job securing this conviction and we are pleased that this defendant admitted responsibility for his conduct. We would also like to acknowledge the good work done by Auburn’s Corrections Officers in promptly apprehending this violent attacker and gathering the evidence.”

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