Tyrone Howard, the man convicted of murder for shooting NYPD Officer Randolph Holder during a 2015 chase, was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday in a Manhattan courtroom filled with a sea of blue uniforms.
The courtroom erupted in applause and one spectator shouted, “He’s a [expletive]. Burn in hell,” as Howard left the courtroom in a suit and shackles following an emotional sentencing that included remarks from the father of the deceased 33-year-old Guyana-born officer, Newsday reports.
Randolph Holder Sr., the father, refused to use Howard’s name during his comments to Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus, instead referring to Howard as “that beast.”
“It has been a very hard and hectic year for my family because of that beast over there,” Holder said. “ . . . I prefer to call him a beast because he shouldn’t have been on the street to do what he was doing. I think he should be put away for life.”