The man convicted of murder in a road-rage shooting that left one man dead and the victim’s father injured in Bainbridge in October of 2014 will spend 40 years to life in prison.

57 year old John Guzy, a former corrections officer and New York City Policeman, was sentenced June 27 for the killing of 26 year old Derek D. Prindle of Afton and wounding of his father, Derek S. Prindle after tailgating the Prindle vehicle and confronting the pair at a fitness center parking lot on Route 7.

The defense had claimed that Guzy feared for his life before firing the shots at the father and son but prosecutors say Guzy had a history of anger issues, had been involved in a similar road rage incident a few month prior to the shooting and intentionally tried to provoke the Prindles.

Guzy was also convicted of attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, tampering with evidence and driving while intoxicated.

An appeal is said to be pending.


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