NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two men who shot a police officer
during a violent three-month crime spree in New Jersey are going to federal
prison for nearly 200 years.
A judge sentenced 48-year-old Nelson Otero to more than 174 years in prison
and 48-year-old Maxcime Cagan of Floral Park, N.Y., to more than 172 years
behind bars on Monday.
They were convicted of robbing seven stores between March 2010 and May
Prosecutors presented evidence to show the men robbed convenience stores, gas
stations and liquor stores in Bergen, Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, Passaic and
Union counties. During a robbery in Wayne, Police Officer Brian Worell was shot
in the head but survived. He testified at the trial.