ALBANY, N.Y. – Four men accused of being connected to a fatal robbery in Albany have pleaded guilty to their charges, according to District Attorney David Soares.
According to Soares, on September 13, 2013, the four men co-defendants attempted to rob Alex Duncan in front of a neighborhood business near Ontario Street. During the attempt, Duncan was shot in the chest, taken to Albany Medical Center, and later died at the age of 35.
Shaquan Oliver, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of robbery in the 1st degree, a felony, on Monday.
Oliver faces 15 years in State Prison and 5 years of Post Release Supervision when he is sentenced in March. Soares said this will be served consecutive to an unrelated 13 year State Prison sentence stemming from his conviction of one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd degree. He will spend a total of 28 years in State Prison
Earlier in January, co-defendant Bernard White, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of robbery in the first degree. He faces 20 years in State Prison and five years of post-release supervision.
Uquawn Bean, 22, also pleaded guilty to the same charge earlier this month. He faces 14 years in State Prison and 5 years of post-release supervision.
Antwan Uptegrow, 36, previously pleaded guilty to the same felony charge. He faces 12 years in State Prison as his sentencing date is pending.
All four co-defendants remain in custody at the Albany County Correctional Facility.