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Defendant: Anthony Burton, aka David Burton, aka Faseoff (DOB 09/05/1981)

Nov. 12, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced defendant Anthony Burton of Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Yonkers, was sentenced before Westchester County Court Judge Anne Minihan for the fatal shooting of a Yonkers man.

Specifically, he was sentenced to the following:

  • On Murder in the Second Degree, a class A felony – 23 years to life in prison
  • On two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, class C violent felonies – 13 years in state prison plus 5 years’ post-release supervision on each count.

All terms will run concurrently.

Burton was tried for the murder of Orlando Johnson in April 2016. For a time, he was a fugitive from justice, and was subsequently returned to New York to face the charges. Burton was found guilty Sept. 30, 2019, on all counts following a bench trial before Westchester County Court Judge Anne Minihan.

Before sentencing, Johnson’s family members told the court of the impact his murder has had on them and his young son. Two of the deceased sisters spoke and Assistant District Attorney Brian Bendish read an impact statement written by Johnson’s mother, Vicki Johnson. In it, she said, she forgave Burton but believed he should be sent to prison so he “will not be able to take another life.”

Background
Just after midnight April 30, 2016, outside 111 Waverly St., Yonkers, Burton pulled out a handgun and fired three shots at 37-year-old Orlando Johnson, striking him in the abdomen, back and hip. The victim was found semiconscious in the street by responding Yonkers Police Officers and was transported to Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx by EMS. The victim remained hospitalized until June 2, 2016, when he died from his injuries.

A Westchester Grand Jury indicted Burton last year and Yonkers Police began to search for him. Burton was discovered at the Queen Mary Inn in Pensacola, Florida, where he was arrested on local charges, including contributing to the delinquency of a minor, resisting arrest, false personation and possession of a controlled substance. Following the investigation by Yonkers Police, the Westchester County Police Warrant Squad picked up Burton in Florida and returned him to Westchester Nov. 28, 2018. He was extradited to New York Nov. 28, 2018.

Assistant District Attorneys Brian Bendish of the Superior Court Trial Division, and Lana Hochheiser, Deputy Chief of the Homicide Bureau, prosecuted the case.

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