Shorter sentence for man who killed corrections officer
Five years have been knocked off the prison sentence of a Farmingville man who was convicted of killing a Suffolk corrections officer. A state Appellate Division panel of judges has ruled Anthony Oddone's 22-year sentence was excessive. His sentence was reduced to 17 years, followed by five years of parole.Oddone was found guilty of killing bouncer Andrew Reister at the Southampton Publick House in Aug. 2008. Reister also worked as a corrections officer. According to court testimony, Oddone and a woman were dancing on a table at the popular hangout when Reister asked them to get down. Reister attempted to pull Oddone off the table, and a scuffle between the two ended with Oddone putting Reister in a chokehold. Reister was revived, but had suffered brain damage. He later died at a hospital.