CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A teenager facing a mandatory state prison sentence in a deadly burglary has another week of freedom after Franklin County Judge John Walker granted him paternity leave on Wednesday.
"His girlfriend had a baby last night," attorney Michael J. Toms told Walker as his client, Anthony F. D'Ambrosio, 17, of Chambersburg, was about to be sentenced. Toms asked that the sentencing be delayed one week so he could be with his girlfriend and the child.
"He didn't appear for four different appointments I set up for him" for pre-sentence interviews, Probation Officer Terry Ward told the judge.
"I didn't know it was mandatory," D'Ambrosio told Walker. He said he didn't get all the messages from the Probation Department and was busy preparing for the child's birth.