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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Eastern District of New York

www.justice.gov/usao/nye

For Immediate Release

September 10, 2013

Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney

Contact: Robert Nardoza
(203) 821-3722
robert.nardoza@usdoj.gov

Statement of United States Attorney Loretta E. Lynch Regarding the Sentencing of Ronell Wilson

Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, United States District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis sentenced Ronell Wilson to death for the murders of two New York City Police Department Detectives, Rodney J. Andrews and James V. Nemorin.

Today’s sentencing followed a five–week evidentiary hearing that culminated on July 24, 2013, with a federal jury verdict unanimously recommending that the court impose the death penalty on Wilson.

"Wilson’s death sentence marks the end of a ten–year odyssey in the relentless pursuit of justice," stated United States Attorney Loretta E. Lynch. "This sentence follows the recommendation of a jury of Wilson’s peers that justice requires the imposition of the ultimate punishment for the vicious and senseless murder of two husbands, two fathers and two protectors of the City of New York. With this sentence, we can only hope that the families of New York City Police Detectives Andrews and Nemorin will take some comfort in its finality."

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