A man who was captured in Trinidad, 16 years after he shot and killed a guest at a wedding in New York, was sentenced to 19 years to life in prison in the US.
Balkumar Singh pleaded guilty to murder in the 1999 fatal shooting of 19-year-old Abzal Khan was sentenced in a Nassau County Court on December 19.
Singh, 37, was arrested in Trinidad in March after authorities were tipped off to his whereabouts.
Police said Singh was homeless and living on the streets. He used numerous aliases while on the run and may have also spent time in Canada and Guyana, police said.
He was extradited to Nassau County to face murder charges on August 14.
He was featured in a 2009 episode of “America’s Most Wanted.”
Prosecutors said Singh got into an argument while attending a June 1999 wedding in Hicksville and fired gunshots numerous times outside the wedding hall, killing Khan.
Court documents indicate the assault charges involve the wounding of a second man.
A New York Times article at the time of the shooting said police believed the gunman had asked a girl to dance and argued with her date. Later, the gunman was waiting outside, and as the wedding guests left the party, he opened fire.