Tearful apology from Troy man who left brother to die at crime scene

January 10, 2019 02:08 PM

The Troy man who ran away from a crime scene, and left his own brother there to die is heading to prison.

Andrew Sousie was apologetic, he was emotional, his statement to the court was interrupted half a dozen times because he was choked up with tears.

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Sousie will spend the next five years in state prison, and then five more years under court-ordered supervision for his attempted burglary conviction.

Sousie was sentenced by Judge William Carter as a second-time violent felon. He had previously been convicted of assault 13 years ago.

Andrew Sousie, along with two-co conspirators, tried to rob a drug dealer at his Remsen Street Apartment in Cohoes back in August.

During that overnight robbery attempt, the intended victim, Shawn Rogowski, was waiting with a shotgun, and fired a blast at the intruders. One of them was Andrew Sousie's brother, Daryl Sousie. He was killed.  Andrew Sousie fled the area after the crime.

In court on Thursday, he pled for mercy, offering apologies for the pain he caused the victims and his family.

Prosecutors ruled that Rogowski was justified in shooting Daryl Sousie.

Rogowski pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor marijuana charge.

He was initially charged with child endangerment, but that charge was dropped.


Dan Levy

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