Man Who Shot Kiryas Yoel Bachur Sentenced to 11 Years

NEW YORK -

The man who shot a bachur from Kiryas Yoel last November has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison.

The Times Herald-Record reports that Matthew Bauman, 26, of Harriman, N.Y., was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Tuesday.

Bauman was seeking money for illegal substances on the night of Nov. 24, 2015. He encountered an 18-year-old bachur from Kiryas Yoel at a convenience store just outside Monroe, and attempted to rob him. During the attempted robbery, Bauman fired a round from a .38-caliber Ruger he had stolen from his father, hitting the bachur in the back.

The victim has, baruch Hashem, recovered from his wounds.

In April, Bauman agreed to plead guilty to attempted first-degree robbery, for a sentence of 11 years in prison plus five years of post-release supervision by parole.

In imposing the sentence, Judge Nicholas De Rosa, of the New York State Supreme Court in Orange County, told Bauman he’ll still be young when he gets out of prison. “Maybe you can start your life all over again,” said the judge.