I don't know what his sentence was, but it surely must have been in the paper at the time. You should really get to the microfilm's and read all the material that was written at the time. Merle Mead also lived with Kathy Feenaughty and had a son by her if you didn't already know that. She lived next door to me in Hornell during my 2 year residence there.
I have Edward Mead way back in my family who married into the Cole family. He is buried in Stephens Mills, town of Fremont. If he should connect to your family I have the info for you.