ALBANY – Michael J. Fox, the man who admitted to killing 29-year-old Brandon Sherwin and holding police at bay during an hours long standoff, was sentenced to 25 years to life on Friday, Sept. 23.
According to Albany County District Attorney David Soares Fox, 50, pleaded guilty to murder and attempted murder on July 27 in front of Judge Roger McDonough.
On Jan. 8, at around 8 p.m. he shot and stabbed Sherwin inside a Fourth Avenue apartment in Watervliet. He also took a shot at a female with the same shotgun eh used to kill Sherwin but she was able to escape the apartment uninured and called police.
Scores of law enforcement, including SWAT, from a number of surrounding agencies swarmed the area of Fourth Avenue where Fox was holed up until the early morning hours of Jan. 9.
Sherwin was the son of former NFL player Tim Sherwin.