Man sentenced for felonies, receives concurrent sentence for perjury
ALBANY, N.Y. - A man has been sentenced to prison after he pleaded guilty to two felony charges.
District Attorney P. David Soares says Eugene Royal, 21, was sentenced to six years in State Prison on Tuesday.
In March, Royal pleaded guilty to one Count of Attempted Robbery in the First Degree, a violent felony, and Count of Perjury in the First Degree, a felony.
On October 26, 2012, Royal helped lure a victim to a parking lot to complete a potential drug deal with the assistance of three accomplices, including co-defendant El-Khaliem Myrick, 17. When the victim arrived, he was robbed by Royal, Myrick and the remaining accomplices.
As the co-defendants fled the scene, they attempted to steal the victim’s car. When the victim confronted Myrick to try and prevent his car from being stolen, the victim was shot in the stomach and required emergency surgery.
Myrick was found guilty after a jury trial in August 2013. He was charged with one Count of Robbery in the First Degree, a violent felony, and one Count of Robbery in the Second Degree, a violent felony. He was sentenced to seven years in State Prison, to be followed by five years of Post Release Supervision.
During Myrick's trial, Royal made multiple inconsistent and false statements while under oath, specifically, that he denied any involvement in the robbery which contradicted previous statements he gave to an Albany County Grand Jury.
In addition to six years in State Prison for his role in the robbery, Royal was also sentenced to a concurrent term of incarceration of one to three years in State Prison on the perjury charge.