A Kenyan-born man has been handed a five- to seven-year prison term after he was convicted of killing Massachusetts policeman Thomas Clardy in March 2016.
Local media reports indicate that David Njuguna, 33, was sentenced after â€śan emotionalâ€ť series of impact statements from Clardyâ€™s wife, children, sister and mother.
The state trooperâ€™s wife, Reisa Clardy, termed her husbandâ€™s death as â€śtruly overwhelmingâ€ť for the family.
â€śBecause of a selfish and senseless act, his life was cut short,â€ť Ms Clardy said of her husband, adding: â€śOur stability, our normalcy, our peace of mind, our strength is no longer here.â€ť
In her sentencing, Judge Janet Kenton-Walker told Clardyâ€™s family: â€śI cannot bring you comfort, I cannot bring you peace, I cannot take the day away, I cannot make it right.â€ť
According to BostonHerald.com, the judge said her sentence offered â€śsome retribution and some thoughts about rehabilitationâ€ť.
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