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2nd suspect pleads not guilty to murder in Gates attempted carjacking case

Anthony Jacobs outside the Gates Police Department, April 30, 2021. Photo: News10NBC. Anthony Jacobs outside the Gates Police Department, April 30, 2021.

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Updated: April 30, 2021 04:00 PM
Created: April 30, 2021 11:50 AM

GATES, N.Y. (WHEC) — The second suspect wanted in connection to a deadly attempted carjacking pleaded not guilty to murder after he was taken into custody Friday. 

Gates Police Chief James VanBrederode confirmed to News10NBC 16-year-old Anthony R. Jacobs was brought in by his mother. A News10NBC crew set up at the scene caught Jacobs on camera as he walked in.

Jacobs pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder during his virtual arraignment. 

The Multi-Agency Carjacking Task Force and the United States Marshalls Office Fugitive TASK Force had spent the last week trying to locate Jacobs for the murder of Richard Sciascia.

Sciascia was shot and killed in an attempted carjacking on Buell Road in his car on Buell Road in Gates on April 7. The 71-year-old grandfather was on his way to visit his son at the time.

News10NBC obtained the felony complaint that alleges another 16-year-old, Edgar Tolentino, shot and killed Sciascia. Tolentino's preliminary hearing was canceled Wednesday because the grand jury voted to indict him on at least one felony. The charge will be revealed when the grand jury rises.

Investigators will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. Monday to discuss the case.

A virtual preliminary hearing for Jacobs will be held on May 6 at 10:45 a.m. Jacobs and Tolentino remain in custody at Monroe County Children’s Detention Center without bail and no release.


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