NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who pleaded guilty to robbing a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint has been spared jail time after his victim asked the judge for leniency.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette (http://bit.ly/2vRdMKa ) reports that Tyson Burnett was sentenced Monday to five years of probation after pleading guilty in Hampshire Superior Court to armed assault with intent to rob.
The 20-year-old Burnett was one of three people who robbed Jaime Chadwick, a driver for Bruno’s Pizza in Amherst in December 2015.
They pointed what turned out to be a BB gun at Chadwick, who refused to give them money.
Chadwick told the court Burnett was young and made a mistake and “should get a pass somewhere along the way.”
The judge called Chadwick’s words “very magnanimous.”
The other defendants previously pleaded guilty.
Information from: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.), http://www.gazettenet.com
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