Bochnak sentenced

Mark Hofmann | Herald-Standard

Sjon-Luc Bochnak, 26, of Dunbar was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison for his involvement in the robbery and shooting death of a man in Vanderbilt in 2018.

A Dunbar man involved in a robbery and fatal shooting in Vanderbilt last year was resentenced to 2 to 4 years as part of an amended plea deal.

Sjon-Luc Bochnak, 26, pleaded guilty to charges of attempted robbery and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery. Fayette County District Attorney Rich Bower said during Friday’s sentencing that the plea agreement with Bochnak included the commonwealth not pursuing the original charges of criminal homicide and robbery inflicting serious bodily injury.

Bochnak, along with co-defendants Djamar “Bloody” Tyron Rodgers, 27, of McKeesport; Peaches Spring Logan, 42, of Dawson and Roy William Aller Jr., 21, of Dawson were charged in the shooting death of Tywain J. Reid, 29. Reid was found deceased on Center Street near the intersection of Walnut Street on Sept. 17, 2018, with multiple gunshot wounds. Police said bullets also damaged nearby cars and a building at the intersection.

Conditions of Bochnak’s plea include cooperating with the commonwealth and offering testimony in any upcoming proceedings against any remaining co-defendants.

“Mr. Bochnak has been cooperative throughout the whole case,” Bower said.

Bochnak had nothing to say prior to sentencing on Friday, and will receive credit for time served from Sept. 26, 2018.

In June, Logan pleaded guilty to robbery, attempted robbery and conspiracy with prosecutors dropping the homicide charge. She was sentenced to 5 to 10 years in prison. Aller pleaded guilty to three robbery charges in August with homicide charges being dropped. His plea also indicates he must offer truthful testimony in the case. Aller remains lodged in the Fayette County Prison, and will be sentenced on Oct. 29.

Rodgers remains lodged in the Fayette County Prison without bail and is awaiting trial.

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