NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The man convicted of killing a New York City police officer has been sentenced to at least 45 years to life in prison.
Justice Alan Marrus told Lamont Pride that he deserved the maximum sentence possible, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
He sentenced him consecutively to 25 years plus 20 for burglary and manslaughter then 25 to life for the final murder charge.
Judge Marrus added that his intent was that the defendant will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
“I want to make it crystal clear that it is my intention that he serve this for the rest of his life and that he never get out of prison,” Marrus the courtroom packed with police officers and the family left behind by Peter Figoski.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said in a statement: “Forty-five years to life can’t restore Peter Figoski to his family, but hopefully it provides a measure of comfort that his killer spend the rest of his life in prison.”
Figoski is survived by daughters Christine, Caitlyn, Caroline and Corrine. More than $600,000 was raised for a scholarship fund to help pay for their education, CBS 2’s Don Dahler reported.
Before the sentence was handed down, each of Figoski’s four daughters spoke movingly about the devastating impact of their father’s murder on their family, Cornell reported.
“We will forever miss his laughs, hugs, jokes, sense of humor and all the annoying things that he used to do to us,” Caroline Figoski said.
“They will never be able to dance with their father at their weddings or thank him for all he has done throughout their lives to help them make good choice,” ex-wife Paulette Figoski said.