Gunman in NYC police officer's death during botched robbery gets 45 years to life in prison

Published February 28, 2013

| Associated Press

A man convicted of firing the shot in a botched robbery that killed a New York City police officer has been sentenced to 45 years to life in prison.

Lamont Pride was convicted this month of second-degree murder in the death of Officer Peter Figoski (fih-GAH'-skee). He was acquitted of a more serious murder charge.

The courtroom was crowded with police officers and Figoski's family during Thursday's sentencing.

Figoski's four daughters said he was taken from them too soon.

Fifteen-year-old Corinne Figoski said that when their father died, a part of them died, too.