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Sentences for 2 suspects in NYPD officer's death

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NYPD Officer Peter Figoski, a 22-year veteran of the police force, was murdered in the line of duty on Monday, December 12, in Brooklyn, NY. NYPD Officer Peter Figoski, a 22-year veteran of the police force, was murdered in the line of duty on Monday, December 12, in Brooklyn, NY.

NEW YORK (AP) - The final two suspects have been sentenced in a botched robbery that killed a New York City police officer.

Mastermind Nelson Morales and Kevin Santos were sentenced Thursday to 20 years to life for murder in the December 2011 death of Officer Peter Figoski. They also got 25 years for burglary. The sentences will run concurrently.

They were convicted last month.

Earlier this year, gunman Lamont Pride was convicted of murder and sentenced to 45 years to life.

A fourth suspect, Ariel Tejada, pleaded guilty to lesser charges and testified against the others.

A fifth person, Michael Velez, was acquitted. He was accused of driving the getaway car.

Figoski's mother thanked the NYPD, prosecutors and others for their support after her son's death.

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