Jamestown Man Who Plead Guilty In Fatal Sherman Shooting Sentenced

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MAYVILLE – A Jamestown man who plead guilty to fatally shooting a Sherman resident was sentenced on Monday.

A Chautauqua County Court Clerk tells WNY News Now that 27-year-old Julio Montanez was sentenced to one 1/3 to four years in a state prison.

Montanez took a plea deal in September with the Cattaraugus County District Attorney’s Office, who was prosecuting the case.

Under the deal, Montanez plead guilty to criminally negligent homicide, a class E non-violent felony. Montanez was previously charged with second-degree murder and two counts of second-degree attempted murder in the death of 29-year-old Justin Gibbons.

Gibbons, a Mayville man, was allegedly shot and killed by Montanez following a dispute in an alleyway off of West Main Street in Sherman on October 6, 2019.

Investigators said Gibbons was shot multiple times while he was attempting to flee the area in a vehicle.


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  1. The cattaraugus county district attorney is a crackhead. They keep reducing the sentences of murderers. what the hell is going on out there ? and why the hell cant chautauqua county do their damn jobs ?

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