Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 50 years for Killing Friend

A Brooklyn man last week was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for the 2010 shootings of two men.

Miguel Molinar, 50, of Bushwick, was found guilty last month following a two-week jury trial of second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

According to trial testimony, Molinar drove out to a construction site on the evening of Nov. 19, 2010, while victims Isidore Francis and Emmanuel Simington followed in a separate vehicle. Upon arrival at the site, Molinar fatally shot Francis in the head and injured Simington by shooting him in the stomach.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said, “The defendant killed a man whom he called his friend by shooting him in the head. He then turned the gun on another man, firing as that man attempted to flee the scene. The defendant has been tried, convicted and now sentenced for his crimes and will more than likely spend the rest of his days behind bars.”


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