Miller Place dad begins serving term for killing teen
A Miller Place man convicted of gunning down a teenager in his driveway began serving his sentence today.
John White was found guilty two years ago in the killing of 17-year-old Daniel Cicciaro Jr. in 2006.
Officials say Cicciaro and a group of friends showed up at White's house and threatened his son. White went outside with a gun and says it accidentally went off, killing Cicciaro.
Cicciaro's mother, Joanne Cicciaro, admits her son was drinking that night and shouldn't have gone to White's house, but says he didn't deserve to die.
Walking with his wife and surrounded by dozens of supporters, White entered a Riverhead courtroom this morning and was taken into custody.
White will spend 20 months to four years behind bars. However, his defense team is reaching out to Gov. David Paterson (D-N.Y.), asking him to pardon White.
For previous News 12 coverage of the John White case, go to your digital cable box and select iO Extra on Ch. 612.
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