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A judge on Wednesday sentenced three gang members to several years in prison each for the fatal shooting of a former aide to Gov. Cuomo during the early morning J’Ouvert festivities on Labor Day in 2015.

Supreme Court Justice Vincent Del Giudice slapped 26-year-old Micah Alleyne with a 20-to-30-year sentence, and 33-year-old Kenny Bazile with a 20-to-25-year sentence, after a jury convicted both men of second-degree manslaughter and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, but acquitted them of the top charge of second-degree murder.

And Giudice sentenced a third defendant, 27-year-old Stanley Elianor, to three-and-a-half to seven years for his first-degree reckless endangerment conviction.

A fourth defendant, 23-year-old Tyshawn Crawford, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and testified in court in exchange for a promised 14-year prison sentence, and jurors acquitted a fifth man of charges related to the deadly shooting back in July.

The men, all members of the Folk Nation gang, were on Bedford Avenue in front of Crown Heights’s Ebbets Field Houses around 3:40 am on Sept. 7, when a gun fight broke out between them and rivals in the 8-Trey faction of the Crips gang who wandered near the public-housing complex, which Folk Nation claims as its territory, according to District Attorney Eric Gonzalez.

At the same time, Cuomo’s former counsel Carey Gabay was walking nearby on Bedford Avenue with his brother and some friends, and a stray bullet hit him in the head as the bystanders sought cover behind a parked car.

Paramedics rushed Gabay to Kings County Hospital following the fracas, where he died from his injury more than a week later, on Sept. 15.

Earlier this month, Cuomo announced $15 million in state funding for a recreation center coming to Crown Heights’s Bedford-Union Armory as part of the city-owned property’s redevelopment into a multi-use residential complex, and named the community space for his late staffer, a Harvard-educated attorney survived by his wife Trenelle Gabay, and son Carey Gabay, Jr.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 5:19 pm, September 14, 2018
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