LI gunman gets to 100 years to life

October 7, 2009 11:50:25 AM PDT
A 23-year-old Long Island man has been sentenced to 100 years to life in prison for shooting a 17-year-old in a case of mistaken identity. Dwyane Dailey was convicted earlier this year in the February 2008 killing of Edwin Mejia Alvarado. The teenager was sitting in a car with three friends outside a Westbury nightclub when Dailey and another man opened fire.

Prosecutors say the gunmen erroneously thought the four men were members of a rival street gang.

The three others injured in the shooting survived, but are all permanently disabled.

Prosecutors say Dailey and his alleged accomplice are members of the Bloods gang. The accomplice is awaiting trial.

"This cold-blooded execution demanded the maximum prison sentence, and I am glad to know that this man will never again see the light of day," Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said. "I hope Mr. Alvarado's family and the other victims of this tragedy can take some solace in that."

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