WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 35½ to 90 years in a kidnapping and shooting that authorities called a botched execution attempt.
Twenty-eight-year-old Keith Rosario was sentenced Monday in Washington County on February convictions of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, kidnapping, and criminal conspiracy.
Washington County prosecutors said Rosario kidnapped the 32-year-old man in September 2017 and shot him in the head, but the victim survived, dove into a pond and swam away.
Rosario read a statement accusing prosecutors of having “fabricated other charges” to enhance his sentence.
He said “I am a good person. I have a kind heart and I am family-oriented.” Rosario did not take responsibility for the shooting, but said he has “remorse for my family, for my kids, for not being there for them.”