New York Man Gets 15 Years For Hockessin Killing

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The New York man who shot and killed a Hockessin man was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

In August 2015, Shazim Uppal, a law school classmate of Benjamin Rauf, 29, of Westerlo, NY., was found dead after being shot multiple times while sitting in his parked car on Saint Claire Drive not far from his home in Hockessin.

Earlier this month, Rauf pled guilty to Manslaughter and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. A Superior Court judge sentenced Rauf to 15 years in prison, followed by 6 months of home confinement or work release, then 2 years of probation during which Rauf must complete 100 hours of community service each year involving either youth outreach or legal training to assist the less privileged.

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