BUFFALO, NY-- Albert Capozzi, Sr., the father of Anthony Capozzi has passed away.
Mr. Capozzi died unexpectedly at Millard Suburban Hospital early Monday.
He and his wife Mary fought for years to get their son, Anthony released from prison after he was wrongly convicted of two of the Delaware Park rapes.
The Capozzis won that fight almost six years ago when it was found that Altemio Sanchez had committed the crimes.
Mrs. Capozzi passed away three years ago.
In a statement to 2 On Your Side, Mr. Capozzi's children said, "He was a wonderful man full of love, compassion and tremendous generosity. We are comforted knowing he's in a better place with our beloved mother. We thank the caring people of Western New York who have showed our brother and family so much kindness over these last five years."
Anthony, who suffers from schizophrenia, lives in a group home in the area.