Hicksville man on parole gets 7 years on drug, weapons charge

A Hicksville man paroled after serving 10 years for murdering his best friend was sentenced Wednesday to seven years on new charges. Robert D'Andrea served

Robert Dandrea pleaded guilty Wednesday in Mineola to having a loaded, illegal handgun and heroin in his car when he was pulled over in Oceanside back in May.

Robert Dandrea pleaded guilty Wednesday in Mineola to having a loaded, illegal handgun and heroin in his car when he was pulled over in Oceanside back in May. (9/7/16)

MINEOLA - A Hicksville man paroled after serving 10 years for murdering his best friend was sentenced Wednesday to seven years on new charges.

Robert D'Andrea served 10 years of a seven years-to-life sentence for the 1993 shotgun murder of Bryan Levine. D'Andrea was 15 at the time of the murder; Levine was 16.

As News 12 Long Island has reported, D'Andrea was arrested for the murder in 1999 and treated as a juvenile during his trial.

Police say D'Andrea violated his parole in May after he was arrested in Island Park with heroin and a loaded, unlicensed handgun in his car.

Matt Levine, Bryan's father, was in the Mineola courtroom Wednesday. He asked to address the court, but was denied by the judge.

A statement from Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas said in part, "Our community will be a safer place with this defendant behind bars."

 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Nassau Police say a Hempstead man has been 1 Police: Man arrested for sex assault of child, stabbing 2 women
Matias Ferreira is among 80 recruits that will 2 News 12/Newsday: Suffolk PD to welcome double amputee to force
During a two-week period beginning April 1, authorities 3 Suffolk PD, state troopers to crack down on illegal license plates
Deliberations began Monday in the trial of Daniel 4 Man found guilty in West Babylon herpes revenge homicide
Police officers stand guard on a road leading 5 UK Parliament resumes, holds minute's silence after attack

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Robert Dandrea pleaded guilty Wednesday in Mineola to Convicted killer released on parole heading back to prison

A convicted killer who served time for murdering his friend in a Hicksville park 23

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE