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."

 

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