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A federal judge sentenced Richard Leon Wilbern Tuesday to life in prison for the fatal shooting of a credit union member during a 2003 branch robbery in Rochester, N.Y.

“After 17 years, and thanks to the tireless and relentless dedication of our federal, state and local law enforcement professionals, a cold-blooded murderer has finally been held accountable and the family of his victim has finally received some measure of justice,” U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy for the Western District of New York said in a prepared statement.

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