An Endicott man is to spend the maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison for the brutal murder of another man along State Route 17 in Johnson City in July of 2020

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

26-year-old Brandon Rose was sentenced October 21 after pleading guilty in May in the shooting and stabbing of his “good acquaintance” 27-year-old Omar Terry as the pair was riding in a car on the highway which crashed on the exit ramp during an altercation.

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At around 2 a.m. July 24, 2020, a car crashed off Exit 70N and authorities responded to find Terry dead in the vehicle.  Rose was found hiding in the brush nearby behind the plaza housing Christmas Tree Shoppes, Petco and Party City off Harry L-Drive.

Rose was initially charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon then indicted on over a half dozen additional counts including criminal possession of a controlled substance. Authorities accused Rose of having 791 tablets containing methamphetamine in his possession with the intent to sell the narcotic.

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