ALBANY, NY – A local teen was sentenced to 10 years in state prison Thursday for an armed robbery in August 2012.
Fernando Castellano, 17, of Albany, was sentenced to 10 years in State Prison followed by 5 years of Post Release Supervision in Albany County Court Thursday morning.
On Jan. 15, 2013, Castellano pleaded guilty to one Count of Attempted Robbery in the 1st-Degree, a felony.
Castellano, along with co-defendant Ahzallam Kabia and a third unidentified individual entered an apartment on Brevator Street in the City of Albany armed with a shotgun on Aug. 29, 2012. While inside, two of the occupants of the apartment were struck by Kabia. The defendants took a laptop and then fled.
On Jan. 2, 2013, Ahzallam Kabia was sentenced as a juvenile offender to an indeterminate State Prison sentence of 1 ½ to 4 ½ years after pleading guilty to one Count of Burglary in the 1st-Degree, a felony.
"Mr. Castellano and Mr. Kabia have gotten the message loudly and clearly with these dispositions and will be in a New York State Prison for some time. Our hope here is that others who may believe that they can commit crimes without consequences get this message; There are consequences in Albany County for your actions. I want to thank ADA Hauf for his hard work making the streets of Albany County a safer place by holding these two defendants accountable for their actions," commented District Attorney P. David Soares.