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Convicted murderer Scott Doll of Corfu has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.
Judge Robert Noonan imposed the minimum sentence this morning in Genesee County Court. Doll had been found guilty of the brutal beating murder of Joseph Benaquist.

In court today, Doll maintained his innocence while expressing anger at prosecuting District Attorney Lawrence Friedman. WBTA’s microphone was allowed inside the courtroom:

LISTEN HERE to Scott Doll's entire statement in court today.

Judge Robert Noonan could have imposed the maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison. But he said in court that he could not bring himself to do so.

LISTEN HERE to Judge Robert Noonan's full comments as he sentenced Scott Doll.

Outside the courtroom, defense attorney Paul Cambria said he appreciates the judge’s compassion. Cambria says he’ll appeal the sentence, citing the fact that Doll was never allowed an attorney the night of the crime.

LISTEN HERE to the interview with Paul Cambria.


District Attorney Lawrence Friedman had asked for the maximum sentence for Scott Doll – but didn’t get it. Still, he says he’s pleased today.

LISTEN HERE to the interview with Lawrence Friedman.


Judy Scott, the former girlfriend of the late Joseph Benaquist, spoke outside the courtroom following the sentencing.

LISTEN HERE to Judy Scott's wishes for Scott Doll.

PHOTOS: courtesy The Batavian. Top right: Scott Doll mugshot. Middle left: Paul Cambria outside Genesee County Court. Bottom right: DA Lawrence Friedman in the courthouse after sentencing.


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