3 men convicted in Carey Gabay slaying get prison sentences

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Three men convicted in the slaying of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo aide Carey Gabay have been sentenced to prison.

Micah Alleyne received the maximum of 15 years in prison for manslaughter and a minimum of 15 years for criminal possession of a weapon, with five years' post-release supervision. That sentence is to be served consecutively, bringing his maximum time in prison to 30 years.

Kenny Bazile got 10 years for manslaughter and a maximum of 15 years for criminal possession of a weapon, also with five years' post-release supervision. Those two sentences are also to be served consecutively.

Stanley Elianor, who was acquitted of manslaughter, was handed a maximum of seven years for reckless endangerment.

The sentencing followed testimony from Gabay's family that described the pain and suffering they endured from finding out that Gabay -- a Bronx native, Harvard graduate, public servant, and former aide to Cuomo -- was killed by a stray bullet during the 2015 J'Ouvert celebration in Brooklyn. Gabay's mother, two of his sisters and his younger brother gave impact statements talking about the kind of person he was and how losing him was the hardest moment of their lives.

Gabay's wife, Trenelle Gabay, in her plea to the judge for the harshest possible punishment, said she recently gave birth to Gabay's son, Carey Gabay Jr. Following the verdict, Aaron McNaughton, Gabay's younger brother, told News 12 that his family would have preferred murder convictions for the suspects, but they're pleased with the judge's decision on the maximum sentence.

Prior to handing down the sentence, the judge described Gabay as a family man, accomplished professional and public servant who inspired others. He said the defendants are the antithesis to Gabay and his legacy and are a scourge and danger to society. He said given two of their previous criminal records, reintegration into society is unattainable.

The men do have the right to appeal, but none of them, or their lawyers, have said whether they would do so.

A jury found Alleyne and Elianor guilty over the summer. The duo appeared on trial with Keith Luncheon, who was ultimately acquitted.

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