ALBANY – The fourth and last defendant in a brutal, strong-armed robbery in Menands was sentenced to 10 years in state prison on Friday, Jan. 12.
In November, 2017, a jury found Messiah Green, 22, guilty of joining three others in beating the victim at around 8:20 p.m. in the area of Pateman Circle and North Sage Hill Lane.
The four, punched the victim in the head multiple times while one defendant displayed what appeared to be a hand gun. They then stole his cell phone and wallet.
Police used GPS to track the victim’s cell phone to a vehicle occupied by Green and the three co-defendants, according to District Attorney David Soares.
The victim has since recovered from his injuries.
Among a host of other felonies, the jury found Green guilty of two counts of robbery in the second degree, both violent felonies.
On Nov. 17, 2017, co-defendant Kieshawn Chaney, 20, of Albany was sentenced to seven years in state prison to be followed by three years of post-release supervision and co-defendant Zacharihas Chaney, 21, of Albany, was sentenced to 10 Years in state prison, to be followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Additionally, on Aug. 31, 2017, co-defendant Rayheem Cooper, 21, of Albany, was sentenced to five years in state prison, to be followed by five years of post-release supervision.
The disposition of all four cases was handled by Judge Roger McDonough.
Assistant District Attorney Michael Wetmore of the Legal Affairs Unit and Assistant District Attorney Dennis DiBari of the Major Offense Unit prosecuted this case.