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Killer gets life sentence for shooting man in Manhattan subway station ‘execution’

A remorseless gunman who murdered a man in a Manhattan subway station may spend the rest of his life behind bars. Francisco Alsina, 25, was sentenced to the lengthy term in Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday. Alsina previously said he was “justified” in shooting 43-year-old Angel Quinones to death and injuring another man near Penn Station on Nov. 9, 2015. Prosecutors said Alsina lied on the stand when he claimed he shot Quinones in the neck in self-defense. Shooting suspect in police custody did heroin hidden in butt "The victims never had a knife and the defendant's life was never threatened," Assistant Manhattan District Attorney Jung Park said. After the slaying, Alsina went into hiding in Rhode Island, where he was nabbed. Despite his unrepentant posturing, Alsina requested leniency from the judge. “This is as I said an execution," Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Solomon told Alsina’s lawyer. “I really think that there's no mercy to be shown to him.” Suspected gunman arrested in shooting near Penn Station Alsina’s accomplice, Vincent Arcona, is already serving 13 years in prison for manslaughter in the case.
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