A man was sentenced Thursday to 20 years to life in prison for beating a 39-year-old acquaintance to death in their hometown of West Hempstead during an argument two years ago.
Bruny Fenelon had been convicted last year at Nassau County court of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
Prosecutors said the 32-year-old got into an argument with Michael Rambaran outside National Wholesale Liquidators when Fenelon pushed Rambaran to the ground, then punched, kicked and stomped on his head before breaking a glass bottle on his head on Aug. 2, 2012.
Rambaran was pronounced dead at the scene.
Fenelon’s attorneys and unsuccessfully tried to vacate the conviction.
Police arrested Fenelon at his home later the same day after he fled the scene.
Judge Tammy Robbins also sentenced Fenelon to five years of post-release supervision.