BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo man involved in the death of an elderly man whose home he invaded lost an appeal in court.
In 2012, Shaquar Pratcher, 21, and three others invaded the home of 96-year-old Levi Clayton, an elderly church deacon. During the invasion, prosecutors say the four assaulted Clayton, causing him eight facial fractures.
Four months later, Clayton died. A medical examiner said that the assault contributed to his death.
Pratcher was convicted of murder and burglary in May of 2014, and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
He later tried to appeal his sentence when officials tried to reexamine if Pratcher actually caused Clayton’s death. In December, enough evidence showed that Pratcher was a factor in the elderly man’s death.
Pratcher was denied a second appeal on July 1, and will continue to serve his sentence.