Greenburgh teen sentenced to prison in shooting death

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WHITE PLAINS -

A teenager from Greenburgh was sentenced to prison Wednesday for killing a man last summer.

Trevon Major, 16, received 15 years at the hearing at White Plains County Court.

Major pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges last month for shooting and killing 46-year-old Joseph Smith. His lawyer negotiated a 15-year sentence plus five years supervised probation.

The homicide stemmed from a robbery that neither the victim nor suspect were directly involved in.

During his plea hearing, he admitted to shooting Smith when he showed up outside his apartment hours after Major's brother and a friend robbed Smith's stepson. 

Joseph Smith was lovingly known as Cocomo Joe to those who knew him in Greenburgh. He left behind children, a grandchild and a fiancée who say they find it difficult to live their lives without him.

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