crimes and misdemeanors

Triple Murder Near Columbia Elicits Judge’s Harshest Sentence Yet

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Roberto Nunez, who shot and killed three others in a parked BMW during a drug deal gone bad near Columbia University last year received the harshest sentence yet in State Supreme Court Justice Thomas A. Farber’s eighteen years on the bench: Life in prison without the possibility of parole. “I have never imposed a sentence that would guarantee somebody would spend the rest of his life in jail,” the judge said. But he figured gunning down three people in cold blood merited it.

Life Sentence for Triple Murder Near Columbia