Bloomfield teen pleads guilty criminally negligent homicide under Alford plea

Posted at: 02/20/2013 4:57 PM
By: Messenger Post Newspapers

The Bloomfield teen charged with criminally negligent homicide in the death of a Bloomfield man last May pleaded guilty Wednesday in Ontario County Court before Judge Frederick Reed.

Jeremiah J. Acquilano, 17, of Bloomfield, pleaded guilty under an Alford plea, meaning he is convicted of the charge but is not required to admit to the facts of the allegation and will receive a guaranteed sentence, said Reed.

Acquilano was charged with allegedly causing the death of 19-year-old Dyllon Brewster in May 2012.

According to court documents, Acquilano was allegedly driving a pickup truck May 31 in the Wishing Well Mobile Home Park in East Bloomfield at an estimated 33 mph while Brewster was riding on the hood of the truck. Brewster fell off and sustained a fatal head injury.

Acquilano will receive a sentence of five years probation and 80 hours community service and will receive youthful offender status, said Ontario County District Attorney R. Michael Tantillo.

The sentencing has been scheduled for Feb. 28. If Acquilano had gone to trial and been convicted, he would have faced a maximum sentence of 1 1/3 to four years in prison, said Reed.

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