Bouncer gets 50 to life for double murder

January 3, 2008 11:24:08 AM PST
A bouncer convicted of two murders was sentenced to 50 years to life Thursday in downtown Brooklyn. Stephen Sakai was convicted last month in the murder of 56-year-old Wayne Tyson and fellow bouncer Edwin Mojica.

"Somebody who was dear to us was taken away by somebody who was more like an animal than a human," Mojica's bother-in-law, Robert Cook, said.

Sakai received 25 years to life for each conviction.

Sakai still faces another murder charge for a May 2006 shooting spree outside the Chelsea bar Opus 22, in which he allegedly killed one person and wounded three others.