BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A 46-year-old man has been sentenced for fatally shooting a Buffalo teenager in 1991 in a case that sent the wrong man to prison for nearly 30 years.
Lamarr Scott was sentenced Tuesday in Erie County Court to 8 1/3 to 25 years in prison for killing 17-year-old Torriano Jackson and wounding his brother.
The brothers were hit by gunfire in August 1991 near a Buffalo restaurant. Even though Scott confessed to committing the crime, Valentino Dixon was convicted and sent to prison.
Dixon’s conviction on murder and attempted murder charges was vacated in September and he was released from prison after serving 27 years. While incarcerated, Dixon became a prison artist known for drawings of lush golf courses despite never having played the sport.