Lamont Pride Gets 45 Years to Life, But Really Life

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Peter Figoski.

The judge sentencing Lamont Pride for the second-degree murder of New York Police Officer Peter Figoski gave him the most time he possibly could, 45 years to life in prison, and said he hoped Pride would never go free after shooting Figoski in the face in 2011. "I want to make crystal clear," Justice Alan Marrus said, according to the New York Times, "that it is my intention that the defendant serve his sentence and never get out of prison." Prosecutors had charged Pride with aggravated murder, which would have gotten him a sentence of life without parole. But a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder instead, along with burglary and manslaughter. The manslaughter charge carried a sentence of 25 to life, and Marrus ordered Pride to serve his sentences consecutively, the New York Post explained. Should Pride ever come up for parole, Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association president Patrick J. Lynch told the Times that Figoski's family will testify at the victim impact statement to make sure he stays behind bars.