WENY News - Man connected to Southside Elmira death sentenced to jail

Man connected to Southside Elmira death sentenced to jail

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – One of the suspects accused of being involved in the death of a man on Elmira's southside earlier this year was sentenced to jail Tuesday afternoon.

Kharii Monroe was sentenced to a year in the Chemung County Jail for assault in the third degree.

According to police, Monroe punched the victim Israel Luna in the head, causing him to go unconscious.

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Luna's body was found in a dumpster.

The other two suspects, 36-year-old Fabian Bonaparte and 17-year-old Julilan Rivera are returning to court on September 28. They are both facing one count of criminally negligent homicide.

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