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    Man sentenced to 7 years for ‘bizarre’ shooting


    Greyler Williams today was ordered to spend up to the next seven years in state prison for what State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang called the “”bizarre”” accidental shooting that has left a teenage girl paralyzed and unable to speak or eat.

    Williams, 22, of Transit RoadDepew, was sentenced on his plea to second-degree assault for the early morning incident in the Bickford Avenue home of mutual friends where he andJalisa Goodman were visiting Oct. 31.

    Tiera Goodman, 23, told the judge her now-14-year-old sister is “”slowly progressing”” but still bedridden in a local nursing home where she faces a fourth round of surgery as doctors try to remove bullet fragments from her neck.

    Ms. Goodman told the judge that her sister, who was shot in neck when the handgun Williams was playing with in an adjacent room fired, still cannot speak or eat regular food.

    “”We don’t know if she’s ever able to come home,”” which has “”really saddened”” her entire family, Ms. Goodman told the judge.

    Williams apologized in a low voice to Ms. Goodman and other members of Jalisa’s family who came to court for the sentencing. He has been jailed since he turned himself in toBuffalo police over a week after the Halloween night shooting.

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