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Former NY cop admits role in DWI crash that killed friend, gets 3 to 9 years in prison

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TROY, New York — A former upstate New York police officer has been sentenced to three to nine years in prison after admitting responsibility for the driving while intoxicated crash that killed a friend.

Local media outlets report that 23-year-old Mark Fusco pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree vehicular manslaughter for the crash that killed 22-year-old Sean Murphy last year.

Fusco was off-duty as a police officer in the neighboring city of Rensselaer when his car crashed into a tree in the town of East Greenbush, across the Hudson River from Albany.

His father, Rick Fusco, is chief of the Rensselaer police department.

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