The brother of a man who murdered a Good Samaritan in Batavia last year was sentenced to state prison Wednesday in Genesee County Court.

Jerome “Rome” Edmonds, 28, was sentenced by Judge Charles Zambito to two years and six months, a term he has to serve concurrent with one he already is serving for dealing drugs in Monroe County.

Edmonds was sentenced to the same term in Monroe County earlier this year and is at Orleans Correctional Facility in Albion.

Edmonds, of Rochester, was indicted in March and charged with dealing crack cocaine in and around Batavia.

His indictment came a month after his brother, Quinton Edmonds, 33, was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the June 1, 2019, stabbing death of Michael Paladino Jr., 43.

Paladino was murdered after he intervened in a fight between Edmonds and a woman outside Paladino’s Ross Street apartment house.

Paladino and Edmonds did not know each other.

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