Three more defendants were sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Utica for their role in the attempted robbery and killing of Daniel Simonds in St. Lawrence County on May 13, 2008. according to a news release from the U.S. Attorneys Office.
The defendants and the sentences they received are as follows:
Brian J. Latulipe, 28, of Bomby, was sentenced to 168 months imprisonment.
Kaientanoron L. Swamp, 29, of Snye, Quebec was sentenced to 151 months imprisonment.
Bryan Herne, aka Wildcat, 31, of Hogansburg, was sentenced to 135 months imprisonment.
All three previously pleaded guilty to an Indictment, which charged them with conspiracy to engage in a Hobbs Act robbery, and an Information, which charged them with possessing and aiding and abetting the possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. As part of their pleas, all three defendants admitted that early on the morning of May 13, 2008, they and the others charged in this case planned to rob Mr. Simonds of a large quantity of Canadian-grown marijuana and money he had stored at his residence at 649 Porter Lynch Road, Stockholm. In furtherance of this plan, some of them went to Mr. Simonds residence, where they engaged in a physical confrontation with
Mr. Simonds. During the confrontation, Mr. Simonds was shot once by one of his assailants. He died later that day at a hospital in Vermont.
Co-defendant Alan Jacobs, 36, Hogansburg, was previously sentenced to 25 years imprisonment and co-defendant Derek Cooke, 31, Snye, Quebec, , was previously sentenced to 151 months imprisonment. The remaining co-defendants, Chad Edwards, 22, and Anson Edwards, 24, both of Cornwall, Ontario, will be sentenced in September 2012.
This prosecution was the result of an investigation undertaken by the St. Lawrence County District Attorneys office in conjunction with the St. Lawrence County Sheriffs office, the New York State Polices Major Crimes Unit, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Attorneys Office.