TOWN OF LOCKPORT —
Prior to McNew’s sentencing, the victim spoke in court about how the incident with McNew had affected her. The victim said she battled depression and suicidal thoughts, it even caused rifts in some personal relationships. Isolation and poor grades followed.
Still, the victim said she did not want McNew to spend his life in prison. Some time would be good for him, the victim said, but she wanted McNew to get help for his anger and alcohol issues.
Murphy received letters of support from McNew’s family, but it did not sway the judge.
McNew declined a chance to speak in court.