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Monday, July 10, 2017

Gunman gets life in the slammer in Manhattan subway 'execution'

He is like 'yo'
Francisco Alsina, a remorseless murderer who shot a man near Manhattan's Penn subway station was sentenced to life in prison. 

And since this isn't Canada, where a terrorist who killed an American soldier and blinded another was let out of Gitmo and sent back to Canada to receive an apology with the $10.5 million bonus money, Alsina may actually have to spend the rest of his miserable life behind bars.

Alsina, 25, received his sentence In Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday. He claims that he was "justified" in shooting 43-year-old Angel Quinones to death and injuring another man on November 9, 2015.

Prosecutors said he lied on the stand when he claimed to have shot Mr. Quinones in the neck in self-defense. 

"The victims never had a knife and the defendant's life was never threatened," Assistant Manhattan DA Jung Park said.

Alsina, who apparently is bravest when holding a gun, went into hiding in Rhode Island where he was arrested.

In spite of the fact that Alsina had a "Yo, sup" attitude, he requested leniency from the judge.

But Supreme Court Justice Charles Solomon wasn't buying the fertilizer. He told Alsina's lawyer, "This is as I said, an execution. I really think that there's no mercy to be shown to him."

Alsina's accomplice, Vincent Arcona is currently serving a 13-year sentence for manslaughter in the case.

Alsina sat in a jail cell while sentence was being meted out because he was camera shy. The judge said that the fact he was absent from the sentencing showed a lack of courage and "says a lot about his character."

But his attorney, Michael Corleone Cirigliano, said his client was more "embarrassed" and "ashamed" than unwilling to face the music.

Yes, like the last time Alsina accidentally picked up a salad fork instead of a meat fork.

"It's not up to him to say that the media can't take his photo," Solomon wisely told the lawyer. "He doesn't dictate what happens in the courtroom, I do."

"You never know what you got until it's gone," Cristina Quinones, 27, the daughter of the deceased, told the courtroom.

The rest of New York is just happy that it isn't Canada with Justin Trudeau.