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Trial Set for Bainbridge Man Accused in 'Road Rage' Shooting

By Kerry Longobucco.
A Bainbridge man accused of killing another man during a fit of road rage last year will stand trial for murder in March.

John Guzy, 57, is accused of shooting and killing 26-year-old Derek Prindle Jr., of Afton, in October 2014.

New York State Police say it was tailgating that lead to a heated confrontation over tailgating took place along State Highway 7 in Bainbridge -- where Guzy opened fire on both Prindle Jr. and his father, Derek Prindle Sr. The father was seriously injured, but survived -- while his son died on the scene outside of Peak Fitness in Bainbridge.

Guzy, who was working part time as a Chenango County corrections officer when the crime took place, faces 17 total charges -- including second degree murder and attempted murder.

The Chenango County District Attorney's Office says the trial is expected to begin in late March, and continue through early April.

Guzy is currently being held in the Chenango County Jail.