Teen gets 25 to life for East Patchogue father's murder

A teenager received the maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison Thursday for the murder of an East Patchogue man last year. Carlton Shaw was found dead in his home last May with his 3-year-old

News 12 Staff

Sep 5, 2008, 12:07 AM

Updated 5,799 days ago

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A teenager received the maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison Thursday for the murder of an East Patchogue man last year.
Carlton Shaw was found dead in his home last May with his 3-year-old son sleeping on his chest.
"This child, at 2 and a half years old, spent six hours with his dead father that day before he was found asleep on his body," Assistant District Attorney Nancy Clifford says.
Prosecutors say the murder was the result of a botched burglary and that five teens were involved. Terraine Slide, 17, was convicted of pulling the trigger. His lawyer says Slide got a raw deal because his accomplices received light sentences. Two of them are back out on the street.
?This was a 16-year-old boy, who in a panic committed a horrible horrible act and made a horrible horrible mistake,? Slide?s attorney Jason Bassett says. ?But this is a 16-year-old boy with no prior criminal convictions."
Bassett says he is planning to appeal Slide?s sentence.
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