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Man Sentenced for Murder and Attempted Robbery

District Attorney Jan Scully announced recently that the Honorable Greta Fall sentenced Nathaniel Carter to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 25 years to life in prison. Last month, Carter was convicted by jury of first degree murder and attempted robbery in the October 29, 2010 murder of Steven Carmassi.

Co-defendant Latics Collins was sentenced on January 18, 2013 to 26 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to first degree murder and attempted robbery. Co-defendant DeJohng Taylor was sentenced today to 7 years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

Carter, Collins, and Taylor attempted to rob Mr. Carmassi at gunpoint as he sat in his truck in the parking lot of a supermarket on Garfield Avenue. When Mr. Carmassi tried to drive away to escape the attempted robbery, Carter shot him in the left side of his chest through the open driver's side window.