NEW YORK — A Lebanese immigrant who strafed a van full of Hasidic Jewish teen-agers as it crossed the Brooklyn Bridge was sentenced Wednesday to 141 years in prison for killing one of them and wounding three others.
State Supreme Court Justice Harold Rothwax said he will recommend that 29-year-old Rashid Baz never get parole.
A jury Dec. 1 rejected Baz's claim that his childhood in war-torn Beirut produced post-traumatic stress syndrome that brought on the March 1 attack.
Baz, a livery cab driver, was convicted of murder and 14 counts of attempted murder. He had opened fire on the van from his cab with a 9-millimeter pistol.
The 15 young men in the van were all wearing the black garb of ultra-Orthodox Lubavitcher Jews. They were returning from a visit to the Lubavitchers' leader, Rebbe Menachem Schneerson, at a hospital. He died in June.