The Michael Sandy murder trial came to n unspectacular end yesterday.
The last accused killer, Ilya Shurov, copped a guilty plea over 2006’s fatal attack on Sandy, who set out that fateful night looking for a hook-up.
Via NY Times:
The defendant, Ilya Shurov, 21, agreed to serve 17 1/2 years in prison. In exchange, prosecutors dropped charges of felony murder as a hate crime, which could have meant a life sentence.
“If there was no life sentence,” said a defense lawyer, Hermann P. Walz, “we would have rolled the dice.”
Hopefully Sandy’s parents can rest easy at night knowing their son’s killers are sleeping unsoundly in prison.